Hello! and welcome to Thursday the 6th May 2010. The long wait between races is almost at an end, the first free practice session of the Spanish Grand Prix starts tomorrow after almost three weeks of no action. Also this weekend there is a Rally in New Zealand, I won't pretend to know anything about what is happening though. On this day back in 1994 the Channel Tunnel was officially opened although it wasn't until November when the passenger service began.

Now on to the bullet points!

That is pretty much it for this daily post. I hope you enjoy today, lets us know what you are up to and I shall see you in the comments!

598 responses

  • me05/05/2010 at 23:10

    love the daily, hate the changes to google

  • Alison05/05/2010 at 23:16

    I love the internet. I have decided I really can't live without it.

  • me05/05/2010 at 23:18

    I love the internet. I have decided I really can't live without it.

    thankfully, unless you plan to move to iceland, you'll not need to

  • Alison05/05/2010 at 23:19

    thankfully, unless you plan to move to iceland, you'll not need to

    I'm looking at letting a room, so many of them don't come with internet and as it's not your house, you can't really install it. I really just don't comprehend how people live without it. Life must be so expensive....

  • Steven Roy05/05/2010 at 23:20

    love the daily, hate the changes to google

    Changing typeface is harder than you think

  • me05/05/2010 at 23:20

    love the daily, hate the changes to google

    Changing typeface is harder than you think

    hehe. the silly coloured icons on the sidebar annoy me.

  • Alison05/05/2010 at 23:22

    love the daily, hate the changes to google

    Hmmm I'm not sure. I have a very wide screen so I can deal with sidebars and stuff. It looks cluttered to me though which seems weird as they changed it all for "simplicity"

  • Steven Roy05/05/2010 at 23:23

    I'm looking at letting a room, so many of them don't come with internet and as it's not your house, you can't really install it. I really just don't comprehend how people live without it. Life must be so expensive....

    How do they know what is going on in the world and how do they cope without e-mail circulars or being the 100,000th person to visit a website?

  • me05/05/2010 at 23:24

    How do they know what is going on in the world and how do they cope without e-mail circulars or being the 100,000th person to visit a website?

    :)

  • me05/05/2010 at 23:24

    Hmmm I'm not sure. I have a very wide screen so I can deal with sidebars and stuff. It looks cluttered to me though which seems weird as they changed it all for "simplicity"

    it almost seems like it's for "simple people"

  • Alison05/05/2010 at 23:24

    How do they know what is going on in the world and how do they cope without e-mail circulars or being the 100,000th person to visit a website?

    I just bought a new phone but I got enough cashback online to pay for 7 months of use..... How do you pay bills or do anything???

  • Alison05/05/2010 at 23:25

    it almost seems like it's for "simple people"

    :D

  • me05/05/2010 at 23:25

    it almost seems like it's for "simple people"

    here's a lollipop with your search, can we make searching 'funner' for you?

  • Bassano05/05/2010 at 23:27

    I just bought a new phone but I got enough cashback online to pay for 7 months of use..... How do you pay bills or do anything???

    Ooh, what did you choose?

  • Steven Roy05/05/2010 at 23:30

    Ooh, what did you choose?

    It's shiny

  • Steven Roy05/05/2010 at 23:33

    Ooh, what did you choose?

    It's shiny

    Found the link. It's Magic

    http://www.htc.com/www/product/magic/overview.html

  • Bassano05/05/2010 at 23:33

    A dating site about to be launched exclusively for Apple owners

    http://cupidtino.com/

    I'd think about joining but I think it's San Francisco only :)

  • me05/05/2010 at 23:34

    A dating site about to be launched exclusively for Apple owners

    http://cupidtino.com/

    terrible font

    ;)

  • Steven Roy05/05/2010 at 23:34

    I'd think about joining but I think it's San Francisco only :)

    So no women allowed?

  • Alison05/05/2010 at 23:35

    It's shiny

    That is the most important part!

  • Alison05/05/2010 at 23:35

    So no women allowed?

    :)

  • Bassano05/05/2010 at 23:36

    So no women allowed?

    It's not gay-centric, is billed for Apple fanboys or girls

  • Bassano05/05/2010 at 23:36

    terrible font

    Helvetica has changed the way you view the world

  • Alison05/05/2010 at 23:37

    It's not gay-centric, is billed for Apple fanboys or girls

    Yeah but how many women have you met that are hot for apple?

  • Bassano05/05/2010 at 23:37

    Yeah but how many women have you met that are hot for apple?

    It's probably geek-central :D

  • Steven Roy05/05/2010 at 23:37

    Yeah but how many women have you met that are hot for apple?

    In San Francisco

  • me05/05/2010 at 23:37

    Helvetica has changed the way you view the world

    it really has

  • Alison05/05/2010 at 23:38

    It's probably geek-central :D

    That's a truly terrifying thought.

  • Alison05/05/2010 at 23:40

    Some things have me agreeing with Nick. This is a worrying thought. One of my friends just sent me this. It's very depressing.

    "In Penrith & The Border, one person does not really have one vote, they have the equivalent of 0.068 votes."

  • Bassano05/05/2010 at 23:41

    "In Penrith & The Border, one person does not really have one vote, they have the equivalent of 0.068 votes."

    Is that a proportional representation joke?

  • Alison05/05/2010 at 23:42

    Is that a proportional representation joke?

    No it's a site that uses a snazzy formula to work out how marginal your seat is and roughly what your vote is worth in terms of affecting any kind of outcome. As I suspected, I might as well eat mine.

  • Bassano05/05/2010 at 23:43

    iPod Touch & iphone owners:

    8 free games for today only

    http://www.macintoshos.com/free-games-iphone-ipod-touch-ipad/102.html

  • Bassano05/05/2010 at 23:43

    No it's a site that uses a snazzy formula to work out how marginal your seat is and roughly what your vote is worth in terms of affecting any kind of outcome. As I suspected, I might as well eat mine.

    Link?

  • Alison05/05/2010 at 23:44

    http://www.voterpower.org.uk/penrith-the-border

  • Alison05/05/2010 at 23:45

    I'm confused as to why they didn't make their formula regard 1 as the average....

  • Bassano05/05/2010 at 23:45

    http://www.vot...uk/penrith-the-border

    "The average UK voter only has the power of 0.253 votes. This is because most of us live in safe seats"

    Mine is 0.116 :(

    [Grrr, Tessa Jowel]

  • Steven Roy05/05/2010 at 23:46

    No it's a site that uses a snazzy formula to work out how marginal your seat is and roughly what your vote is worth in terms of affecting any kind of outcome. As I suspected, I might as well eat mine.

    There was someone one TV going on about that last night. They worked out which seats are marginal and how many people are likely to change their vote and you end up with the election being decided by a few thousand people

  • Steven Roy05/05/2010 at 23:47

    0.072

    http://www.voterpower.org.uk/ayrshire-central

  • Steven Roy05/05/2010 at 23:49

    My mother's is 0.059

  • Alison05/05/2010 at 23:49

    There was someone one TV going on about that last night. They worked out which seats are marginal and how many people are likely to change their vote and you end up with the election being decided by a few thousand people

    A conservative has won my seat as far back as I can be bothered to look. Definitely as far back as the WW2 though.

  • Pat W05/05/2010 at 23:50

    A conservative has won my seat as far back as I can be bothered to look. Definitely as far back as the WW2 though.

    Same here but this time there's a chance to change it.

    I should also say we have been advised to steer clear of politics.

  • Alison05/05/2010 at 23:52

    Same here but this time there's a chance to change it.

    I should also say we have been advised to steer clear of politics.

    Fair play.

  • Bassano05/05/2010 at 23:58

    Same here but this time there's a chance to change it.

    I should also say we have been advised to steer clear of politics.

    Good point

    As long as people remember/bother to vote

    We don't have to dwell on it

  • Alison05/05/2010 at 23:58

    As long as people remember/bother to vote

    We don't have to dwell on it

    I'm looking at you NICK!!!!

  • me06/05/2010 at 00:00

    I'm looking at you NICK!!!!

    he gets to vote?

  • Alison06/05/2010 at 00:01

    he gets to vote?

    He would be allowed to yes. He has less than politely declined though.

  • Bassano06/05/2010 at 00:02

    he gets to vote?

    Sure he does, expats are entitled

    Whether they should let him or not is another issue ;)

  • me06/05/2010 at 00:02

    Sure he does, expats are entitled

    Whether they should let him or not is another issue ;)

    i see. had no idea.

  • Alison06/05/2010 at 00:22

    i see. had no idea.

    He's not allowed an ISA. That confused me a bit....

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 00:26

    He's not allowed an ISA. That confused me a bit....

    He can decide the future of the country but he can't save some money?

  • Bassano06/05/2010 at 00:26

    He's not allowed an ISA. That confused me a bit....

    He can decide the future of the country but he can't save some money?

    He's not a resident and tax payer of the UK

    Makes sense

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 00:27

    He's not a resident and tax payer of the UK

    Makes sense

    You can finance a political party without being a resident or a tax payer and have a peerage thrown in as well

  • Bassano06/05/2010 at 00:28

    You can finance a political party without being a resident or a tax payer and have a peerage thrown in as well

    Cos we shouldn't restrict that ;0

  • Alison06/05/2010 at 00:29

    He's not a resident and tax payer of the UK

    Makes sense

    So you wouldn't need to pay tax on a standard account anyways.... What's the beef with the ISA

  • Bassano06/05/2010 at 00:31

    So you wouldn't need to pay tax on a standard account anyways.... What's the beef with the ISA

    He has no quota to use up

  • Alison06/05/2010 at 00:34

    He has no quota to use up

    Are you allowed one when you're on a low income though?

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 00:35

    Are you allowed one when you're on a low income though?

    I think so.

  • Bassano06/05/2010 at 00:35

    Are you allowed one when you're on a low income though?

    That is probably beneficial to the British economy

    Nick earning tax-free interest is not

  • me06/05/2010 at 00:35

    He's not allowed an ISA. That confused me a bit....

    nick basically bankrupted dubai, you think we'll trust him with an isa?

    ;)

  • Alison06/05/2010 at 00:42

    That is probably beneficial to the British economy

    Nick earning tax-free interest is not

    But you're allowed tax free interest anyways if you have earnings under £7k (in the UK)

  • Bassano06/05/2010 at 00:43

    But you're allowed tax free interest anyways if you have earnings under £7k (in the UK)

    It encourages residents to save

  • me06/05/2010 at 01:03

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/05/06/spain-2010-race-information/

  • Jim Newman06/05/2010 at 01:06

    Evening folks =)

  • me06/05/2010 at 01:07

    Evening folks =)

    howdy jim, what's new?

  • Jim Newman06/05/2010 at 01:08

    Mr C, I've got a couple pics for you, uploading them now.

  • me06/05/2010 at 01:08

    Mr C, I've got a couple pics for you, uploading them now.

    ooh yay!

  • Jim Newman06/05/2010 at 01:18

    A while back I said I was going to get a Sidepodcast decal made for my car, well it came in a little while ago =)

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4070/4582367591_43d57c09ef_o.jpg

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3322/4582372859_e9d9cf7199_o.jpg

    And as of last weekend, my car and I are points leaders for the EP (E Prepared) class for the Washington DC region of Autocross.

    Video of last weekends event winning drive:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZM5yZxZUOM

  • Jim Newman06/05/2010 at 01:20

    Figured since Christian Horner was taking shots at EJ and his soggy shirt, I'd get my hits in.

  • me06/05/2010 at 01:20

    http://farm5.s...7591_43d57c09ef_o.jpg

    heheheheheh!!!

    i.love.that!

  • Jim Newman06/05/2010 at 01:22

    i.love.that!

    Yea, I've had several people come up and comment about it to me, laughing about how sweaty EJ was that weekend.

  • me06/05/2010 at 01:23

    Video of last weekends event winning drive:

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=ZZM5yZxZUOM

    ooooooooooooooooh.

    wow.

    christ that's so awesome

  • me06/05/2010 at 01:24

    Yea, I've had several people come up and comment about it to me, laughing about how sweaty EJ was that weekend.

    he is internationally renowned for being sweaty. what a guy :)

  • Jim Newman06/05/2010 at 01:25

    he is internationally renowned for being sweaty. what a guy :)

    His sweating is much more epic than his poor F1 team was =)

  • Jim Newman06/05/2010 at 01:26

    christ that's so awesome

    Ah thanks. Next month is the Pro event, where I'll be going up against actual professional drivers here in the states. I'm just hoping to lay down times somewhat close to them.

  • me06/05/2010 at 01:26

    i'm embedding the video. it's too good to miss.

  • Jim Newman06/05/2010 at 01:28

    i'm embedding the video. it's too good to miss.

    Thanks =)

    Yep, if all goes well, the "sidepodcast" car may be a champion at seasons end. Just trying to do my part to get you folks some exposure.

  • me06/05/2010 at 01:28

    Yep, if all goes well, the "sidepodcast" car may be a champion at seasons end. Just trying to do my part to get you folks some exposure.

    tis v.v.v. much apprecaited!

  • Jim Newman06/05/2010 at 01:32

    tis v.v.v. much apprecaited!

    I also have a decal coming in for my helmet but I'm not sure how its going to turn out.

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 01:34

    I always enjoy your videos Jim.

    Anyway time for bed.

    Night all

  • Jim Newman06/05/2010 at 01:34

    Night Steven, and thanks =)

  • me06/05/2010 at 01:34

    I always enjoy your videos Jim.

    agreed. we demand guest posts :)

    Anyway time for bed.

    night sir.

  • Jim Newman06/05/2010 at 01:37

    agreed. we demand guest posts :)

    Sounds good. I'll make one after the Northeastern Divisional Championship at the end of the month. Some say I'm favorite to take the title for my class but I'm no terribly sure, so we'll see what happens. Hopefully I can find some Kimi Raikkonen'esque sisu as my opponent is very very fast.

  • Jim Newman06/05/2010 at 01:38

    I also need to get some new qualifying tires. Probably going to order them this weekend if all goes well.

  • me06/05/2010 at 01:39

    I also need to get some new qualifying tires. Probably going to order them this weekend if all goes well.

    yikes, how much will they set you back?

  • Jim Newman06/05/2010 at 01:40

    yikes, how much will they set you back?

    800 american dollars or so. Depending on what fitment I want. They're very expensive and only good for 100 or so runs.

  • Jim Newman06/05/2010 at 01:41

    I have two sets right now, but they're not fresh, so I'll put in an order to get some new ones, especially for the competition.

  • me06/05/2010 at 01:42

    I have two sets right now, but they're not fresh, so I'll put in an order to get some new ones, especially for the competition.

    seems like a plan, but that's one pricey past time you have right there!

  • Jim Newman06/05/2010 at 01:43

    seems like a plan, but that's one pricey past time you have right there!

    Ugh, you're telling me. I have probably 20,000 american dollars invested in the car/tires. Going to be more next season, as I'm contacting out a new race motor to be built. Already began talks with an engineer about the specifications.

  • me06/05/2010 at 01:45

    Ugh, you're telling me. I have probably 20,000 american dollars invested in the car/tires. Going to be more next season, as I'm contacting out a new race motor to be built. Already began talks with an engineer about the specifications.

    do you mean a custom car or a custom engine?

  • Jim Newman06/05/2010 at 01:47

    do you mean a custom car or a custom engine?

    Just about everything on the car is custom. I built or contracted out the building of everything from suspension to the fuel injection system.

  • Jim Newman06/05/2010 at 01:48

    Even the stickers are custom =)

  • me06/05/2010 at 01:49

    Even the stickers are custom =)

    hehehehe!

  • Jim Newman06/05/2010 at 01:51

    Btw, on an F1 related issue, has Virgin been granted clearance to change it's fuel tank size? I've been super busy recently with my own racing season that I've not been able to keep up during the break between china and spain.

  • me06/05/2010 at 01:53

    Btw, on an F1 related issue, has Virgin been granted clearance to change it's fuel tank size? I've been super busy recently with my own racing season that I've not been able to keep up during the break between china and spain.

    they have clearance, but not the time. only glock races with a modified tank on sunday. di grassi presumably will get an upgraded car by monaco.

  • Jim Newman06/05/2010 at 01:54

    That's good that they got clearance. I'd have been quite disgusted if they didn't, as Ferrari gets clearance to fix it's motors.

  • me06/05/2010 at 01:54

    That's good that they got clearance. I'd have been quite disgusted if they didn't, as Ferrari gets clearance to fix it's motors.

    we're all a bit clueless as to why ferrari have suddenly got that permission.

    seems fishy to me.

  • Jim Newman06/05/2010 at 01:55

    we're all a bit clueless as to why ferrari have suddenly got that permission.

    Todt, I assume.

    I agree that it's fishy, and I'm a massive Ferrari fan.

  • me06/05/2010 at 01:57

    I agree that it's fishy, and I'm a massive Ferrari fan.

    renault have twice had dispensation to make changes, but i think that has been pre-season. mid season doesn't seem fair, especially as the homolgated engine was just fine last year.

  • Jim Newman06/05/2010 at 01:59

    renault have twice had dispensation to make changes, but i think that has been pre-season. mid season doesn't seem fair, especially as the homolgated engine was just fine last year.

    That and Renault got stiffed last year and were stuck with ticking timebombs for motors. They didn't need any more bad press, especially with Piquet's crash exposed. That also cost Vettel a title shot.

  • me06/05/2010 at 02:00

    That and Renault got stiffed last year and were stuck with ticking timebombs for motors. They didn't need any more bad press, especially with Piquet's crash exposed. That also cost Vettel a title shot.

    also true

  • me06/05/2010 at 02:00

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/05/06/a-lap-of-barcelona-with-mark-webber/

  • me06/05/2010 at 02:07

    jim, and anyone else who's around, i shall have to bid you goodnight

  • Jim Newman06/05/2010 at 02:07

    jim, and anyone else who's around, i shall have to bid you goodnight

    Night Bro =)

  • RubberGoat06/05/2010 at 06:29

    Morning Sidepodders ;)

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 07:32

    Morning all. Thursday again.

  • RubberGoat06/05/2010 at 07:38

    Morning all. Thursday again.

    I refuse to believe it's Thursday as it's only my second working day of the week. That's my story and I'm sticking to it ;)

  • James06/05/2010 at 07:42

    Morning all. Thursday again.

    I feel strangely positive about today.

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 07:43

    I refuse to believe it's Thursday as it's only my second working day of the week. That's my story and I'm sticking to it ;)

    I will go with it being Tuesday.

  • James06/05/2010 at 07:48

    Button goes back to school

    The defending world champion's twin victories in Australia and China were down to his smart strategic calls and won him plaudits for out-thinking his rivals - not bad for the boy from Frome who left school with one GCSE to his name.

    On Tuesday, Button returned to the Somerset market town to visit his three former schools and share his wisdom in the classroom.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/sarahholt/2010/05/button_goes_back_to_school.html

    I think this has to be my favourite picture of the article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/sarahholt/button_bbc_595.jpg

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 07:50

    I think this has to be my favourite picture of the article: http://www.bbc...lt/button_bbc_595.jpg

    Aww, bless him. I like the shiny car behind his head.

    Going anywhere near any of my old schools is my idea of hell on earth, so I think he is very brave.

  • RubberGoat06/05/2010 at 07:54

    Going anywhere near any of my old schools is my idea of hell on earth, so I think he is very brave.

    Luckily that's not really an option for me :)

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 07:57

    Luckily that's not really an option for me :)

    Faced with a choice of going back or leaving the country, I'd be finding my passport :)

  • Amy06/05/2010 at 07:59

    Going anywhere near any of my old schools is my idea of hell on earth, so I think he is very brave.

    one of my friends now teaches at our old high school. I would find that super, super odd. If not just because suddenly you have to call all your old teachers by their first names.

  • RubberGoat06/05/2010 at 08:02

    Going anywhere near any of my old schools is my idea of hell on earth, so I think he is very brave.

    one of my friends now teaches at our old high school. I would find that super, super odd. If not just because suddenly you have to call all your old teachers by their first names.

    Two of my teachers passed away, one was fired in disgrace, one went back to uni to learn more and one quit because the job took too much out of him...

  • Amy06/05/2010 at 08:04

    Two of my teachers passed away, one was fired in disgrace, one went back to uni to learn more and one quit because the job took too much out of him...

    one of mine was this guy

  • RubberGoat06/05/2010 at 08:04

    Two of my teachers passed away, one was fired in disgrace, one went back to uni to learn more and one quit because the job took too much out of him...

    one of mine was this guy

    Tennis ball man? What was he like?

  • Amy06/05/2010 at 08:07

    Tennis ball man? What was he like?

    I never had a problem with him, but he only taught me for 3 weeks :D Oddly enough, he was the German teacher. You wouldn't take him for a man fluent in German.

  • RubberGoat06/05/2010 at 08:08

    Tennis ball man? What was he like?

    I never had a problem with him, but he only taught me for 3 weeks :D Oddly enough, he was the German teacher. You wouldn't take him for a man fluent in German.

    I always thought that whole affair was overblown myself.

  • Amy06/05/2010 at 08:10

    I always thought that whole affair was overblown myself.

    my brother who is older than me knew most of the people who came out in the media and made complaints about him, they were all the wag-as-many-classes always-in-detention folk back in the day, none of them were the sort he'd recommend taking seriously.

  • RubberGoat06/05/2010 at 08:12

    I always thought that whole affair was overblown myself.

    my brother who is older than me knew most of the people who came out in the media and made complaints about him, they were all the wag-as-many-classes always-in-detention folk back in the day, none of them were the sort he'd recommend taking seriously.

    In other words 'get back at the teacher'. How sad of them :(

  • Amy06/05/2010 at 08:17

    My F1 Racing arrived today, I was pleased to see they didn't censor Murray's column about how shocking Aus TV coverage is :D

    He must have noticed that our results graphic includes someone by the name of "Kazuki Kobayashi":D

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 08:21

    Morning all.

    Button goes back to school

    So... he failed his exams and the schools are inviting him in to show off his success story as one of their products? I thought schools were supposed to promote studying not hooning around on racetracks. :)

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 08:22

    Luckily that's not really an option for me :)

    Faced with a choice of going back or leaving the country, I'd be finding my passport :)

    Me too, now. Oddly enough I applied for an IT job at mine a few years ago, they said they'd help train the applicant. After the interview I'm glad I didn't get it, very weird being back.

  • RubberGoat06/05/2010 at 08:25

    Luckily that's not really an option for me :)

    Faced with a choice of going back or leaving the country, I'd be finding my passport :)

    Oddly enough, you could argue that's what I did ... twice :D

  • F1Wolf06/05/2010 at 09:27

    Faced with a choice of going back or leaving the country, I'd be finding my passport

    I opted for that passport idea, literally :-)

    hello everybody, after my 3 weeks away from F1 and everything not work related

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 09:29

    hello everybody, after my 3 weeks away from F1 and everything not work related

    Hello Mr Wolf.

  • RubberGoat06/05/2010 at 09:30

    hello everybody, after my 3 weeks away from F1 and everything not work related

    Glad to have you back, hope it all got sorted!

  • Janna06/05/2010 at 09:30

    Hello all - rant of the day.

    I just tried to log in to my bank website on Chrome and got an error message.

    I telephoned their internet banking line (which I paid for) and pressed all of the relevant buttons, spoke to someone, was put on hold, spoke to someone else. I was then told that they only support IE and Firefox.:(

    I have sent in my feedback on their complaint form. I understand that there must be costs involved supporting all browsers but if you can't be bothered to do that, at least have the decency to put this information on the page where customers login. The customer would then have a fighting chance of being able to access their information without wasting their money and the customer service desk's time.

    Rant over... and relax :)

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 09:31

    hello everybody, after my 3 weeks away from F1 and everything not work related

    Hello

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 09:37

    This is about 3 miles from where I live.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/8661477.stm

    It is busy but not that bad..

  • F1Wolf06/05/2010 at 09:37

    Glad to have you back, hope it all got sorted!

    yes, work done, the guy who landed in China jail is also out after 8 days behind bars, and I can now look forward to GP :-)

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 09:41

    This is about 3 miles from where I live.

    http://news.bb...nd/dorset/8661477.stm

    It is busy but not that bad..

    An interesting way to protest.

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 09:43

    An interesting way to protest.

    What it doesn't say is the crossing was only installed a month ago after years of lobbying the council/highways agency

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 09:51

    I think I said this yesterday but yay for Claire (again): http://twitpic.com/1lh1pm

  • Journeyer06/05/2010 at 09:53

    Hello, folks. How's everyone? :)

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 09:56

    I think I said this yesterday but yay for Claire (again): http://twitpic.com/1lh1pm

    Ah I've missed the motorhomes, that's how a paddock should look :)

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 09:56

    Hello, folks. How's everyone? :)

    Hi. Good. Slow day here. Works for me.

  • F1Wolf06/05/2010 at 09:57

    Hello, folks. How's everyone?

    getting back to normal, slowly :-)

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 09:57

    Ah I've missed the motorhomes, that's how a paddock should look :)

    And another view: http://twitpic.com/1lh22z

  • Amy06/05/2010 at 10:04

    Ah I've missed the motorhomes, that's how a paddock should look :)

    I'm quite excited to finally see a motorhomey paddock at Spa, it's so foreign to me as a flyaway queen!

  • Journeyer06/05/2010 at 10:05

    getting back to normal, slowly

    Same here. Last few weeks have been manic for me. Good thing we're in for a back-to-back. :)

  • Journeyer06/05/2010 at 10:06

    it's so foreign to me as a flyaway queen!

    you are the flyaway queen, young and sweet... :D

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 10:07

    I'm quite excited to finally see a motorhomey paddock at Spa, it's so foreign to me as a flyaway queen!

    I get ridiculously overexcited to see their trucks. I hope we see some on the road, I expect we'll be too late though.

  • RubberGoat06/05/2010 at 10:14

    Hello all - rant of the day.

    I just tried to log in to my bank website on Chrome and got an error message.

    I telephoned their internet banking line (which I paid for) and pressed all of the relevant buttons, spoke to someone, was put on hold, spoke to someone else. I was then told that they only support IE and Firefox.:(

    I have sent in my feedback on their complaint form. I understand that there must be costs involved supporting all browsers but if you can't be bothered to do that, at least have the decency to put this information on the page where customers login. The customer would then have a fighting chance of being able to access their information without wasting their money and the customer service desk's time.

    Rant over... and relax :)

    I have the same problem. My bank only supports IE8 (or whatever the latest version is called).

    It's the only site we use it for!

  • RubberGoat06/05/2010 at 10:16

    Glad to have you back, hope it all got sorted!

    yes, work done, the guy who landed in China jail is also out after 8 days behind bars, and I can now look forward to GP :-)

    China Jail? Dare I ask?

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 10:17

    yes, work done, the guy who landed in China jail is also out after 8 days behind bars, and I can now look forward to GP :-)

    oh that's good!

  • RubberGoat06/05/2010 at 10:18

    This is about 3 miles from where I live.

    http://news.bb...nd/dorset/8661477.stm

    It is busy but not that bad..

    An interesting way to protest.

    It is, but ironically he is contributing to the very things he is trying to eradicate (traffic and pollution)...

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 10:18

    I'm quite excited to finally see a motorhomey paddock at Spa, it's so foreign to me as a flyaway queen!

    I get ridiculously overexcited to see their trucks. I hope we see some on the road, I expect we'll be too late though.

    Actually I'm quite excited because this is the first time we see the new teams' trucks and their liveries too. Do HRT even have trucks? :)

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 10:23

    Actually I'm quite excited because this is the first time we see the new teams' trucks and their liveries too. Do HRT even have trucks? :)

    Mr Gascoyne says: New transporters looking good in the paddock. New motorhome arrives for Valencia so using a temporary one at the moment

    and Virgin tweeter: Full tweeting service from Barcelona paddock starts tomorrow before FP1. New trucks and motorhome - Excited :-)

    We are not alone with our enthusiasm for motorhomes then :)

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 10:30

    It's quite amazing how happy everyone is to return to European races.

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 10:30

    We are not alone with our enthusiasm for motorhomes then :)

    :) :)

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 10:33

    It's quite amazing how happy everyone is to return to European races.

    I think the paddock have had enough of travelling after the post-China adventure. They probably are even without that..

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 10:44

    The only voting we can talk about today: http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2010/05/06/life-in-the-fast-lane-ii-part-6/

    :)

  • Janna06/05/2010 at 10:51

    The only voting we can talk about today: http://smarter...-fast-lane-ii-part-6/

    Vote registered ;)

  • RubberGoat06/05/2010 at 10:51

    The only voting we can talk about today: http://smarter...-fast-lane-ii-part-6/

    :)

    I hope nobody spoils their ballot ;)

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 10:52

    The only voting we can talk about today: http://smarter...-fast-lane-ii-part-6/

    :)

    Can I mention Google UK changing the letter L?

    http://www.google.co.uk/

  • F1Wolf06/05/2010 at 10:58

    China Jail? Dare I ask?

    long story cut short - a silly man (with shooting as hobby) traveled the world with three forgotten bullets in his jacket (in his check-in luggage). security at several airports in the developed world missed the, the security at the airport in China found them.

  • RubberGoat06/05/2010 at 11:06

    China Jail? Dare I ask?

    long story cut short - a silly man (with shooting as hobby) traveled the world with three forgotten bullets in his jacket (in his check-in luggage). security at several airports in the developed world missed the, the security at the airport in China found them.

    Oh dear!

  • RubberGoat06/05/2010 at 11:27

    Thursday before the GP and there's hardly any F1 news.

    This has to have been the longest 3-week gap ever!

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/05/2010 at 11:33

    afternoon aeveryone

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 11:42

    Another post: http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2010/05/06/the-amazing-a-z-adventure-introduction/

  • RubberGoat06/05/2010 at 11:43

    Another post: http://smarter...venture-introduction/

    Oh good - just when I needed a distraction ;)

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 11:49

    Thursday before the GP and there's hardly any F1 news.

    All I've seen is about Derek Warwick being a steward.

  • RubberGoat06/05/2010 at 11:53

    Thursday before the GP and there's hardly any F1 news.

    All I've seen is about Derek Warwick being a steward.

    That might be interesting...

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/05/2010 at 11:55

    All I've seen is about Derek Warwick being a steward.

    aye - saw that yesterday

    good choice

  • stuartrav06/05/2010 at 11:55

    Finally, I am getting back into my usual routines and catching up with Sidepodcast having had an extended 3 week holiday in Egypt thanks to a wonderful volcano in Iceland and then last week having to go from 1 all day meeting to the next, (I had over 2300 emails in my inbox). At some point I will have to post on here a picture of the stretched limo Chrysler 300C that had a Rolls Royce badge on the grill that I took a picture of whilst in Egypt.

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 12:09

    I forgot to do the voicemail. Oops.

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 12:51

    Finally, I am getting back into my usual routines and catching up with Sidepodcast having had an extended 3 week holiday in Egypt thanks to a wonderful volcano in Iceland and then last week having to go from 1 all day meeting to the next, (I had over 2300 emails in my inbox). At some point I will have to post on here a picture of the stretched limo Chrysler 300C that had a Rolls Royce badge on the grill that I took a picture of whilst in Egypt.

    3 weeks! What was it supposed to be?

  • RubberGoat06/05/2010 at 12:52

    3 weeks! What was it supposed to be?

    More to the point, was it nice to be stuck there for that long?

  • stuartrav06/05/2010 at 12:58

    It was meant to be 2 weeks, but our stay was extended by exactly 1 week. We got moved to a 4 star full inclusive hotel for the extra week so apart from not costing anything as we were moved to a new hotel it was almost like having a second holiday. I am going to Portugal for a week in August I wonder what the chances are of the volcano extending that holiday as well?

  • Amy06/05/2010 at 13:06

    It was meant to be 2 weeks, but our stay was extended by exactly 1 week. We got moved to a 4 star full inclusive hotel for the extra week so apart from not costing anything as we were moved to a new hotel it was almost like having a second holiday. I am going to Portugal for a week in August I wonder what the chances are of the volcano extending that holiday as well?

    I will only allow this if it is at the start of August :D

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 13:08

    Keeping a quiet eye on the James Allen tweet thing. Saw this from Maurice Hamilton:

    Not all latest motor homes in the paddock. Monaco in 1 week means Red Bull and Mercedes have sent theirs there. Lunch good at Lotus tho.

  • RubberGoat06/05/2010 at 13:11

    Keeping a quiet eye on the James Allen tweet thing. Saw this from Maurice Hamilton:

    Not all latest motor homes in the paddock. Monaco in 1 week means Red Bull and Mercedes have sent theirs there. Lunch good at Lotus tho.

    Maurice is in the paddock? Who is he working for then?

  • lou06/05/2010 at 13:16

    Maurice is in the paddock? Who is he working for then?

    he's back in the commentry box with croftie for a FP session i think, while Di Resta is in the car..

    #nothere

  • RubberGoat06/05/2010 at 13:16

    The caption for this link reads:

    Anyone else thinking of Abbott and Costello? Anyone? No? Just me then.

  • RubberGoat06/05/2010 at 13:16

    Maurice is in the paddock? Who is he working for then?

    he's back in the commentry box with croftie for a FP session i think, while Di Resta is in the car..

    #nothere

    Oh cool - glad to have him back...

  • Alison06/05/2010 at 13:25

    Shiny phone isn't coming today :(

  • Stuart C06/05/2010 at 13:42

    Afternoon all. Formula Santander is being officially launched today and at some point it will have the full-length Martin Brundle video of Silverstone (as opposed to the 'teaser' that's been doing the rounds).

    In other news, been given a possible date of August 31 for a go in the two-seater...

  • me06/05/2010 at 13:43

    In other news, been given a possible date of August 31 for a go in the two-seater...

    yay!

    although, that's ages away :(

  • Amy06/05/2010 at 13:44

    although, that's ages away :(

    August is only 3 months away! I remember when it was 11 months away! #holidaycomingaroundtoofast

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 13:45

    In other news, been given a possible date of August 31 for a go in the two-seater...

    Ah good, at least it'll be warm and sunny then... hopefully...

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 13:45

    August is only 3 months away! I remember when it was 11 months away! #holidaycomingaroundtoofast

    Is that all? I'm not ready.

  • Amy06/05/2010 at 13:46

    Is that all? I'm not ready.

    I think I need to start working 14 hours a day 6 days a week to have any chance of having enough money.

  • Jon Waldock06/05/2010 at 13:46

    Howdy all, have we seen this?

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/83340

    New funky engine cover!

  • me06/05/2010 at 13:46

    have we discussed schumi cheating shaking down a revised roll hoop / engine cover last week?

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/83340

  • Jon Waldock06/05/2010 at 13:46

    New funky engine cover!

    slash/ monocoque

  • me06/05/2010 at 13:46

    Howdy all, have we seen this?

    jinx!

  • Jon Waldock06/05/2010 at 13:47

    jinx!

    booo

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 13:47

    I think I need to start working 14 hours a day 6 days a week to have any chance of having enough money.

    If my company had overtime or extra hours I'd consider taking them...

  • Jon Waldock06/05/2010 at 13:48

    have we discussed schumi cheating shaking down a revised roll hoop / engine cover last week?

    in all seriousness though, thats not just a different engine cover, its a different monocoque top, clearly trying to go radical

  • Stuart C06/05/2010 at 13:48

    slash/ monocoque

    Is that like slash fiction?

  • Amy06/05/2010 at 13:49

    If my company had overtime or extra hours I'd consider taking them...

    I've been doing 4 hours each non-race Saturday, although I'm doing 4 hours this Saturday as well to make up for not doing any while my parents were here. I just can't mentally force myself to give up my whole day though, but an 8 hour shift would certainly help the bank account!

  • me06/05/2010 at 13:49

    in all seriousness though, thats not just a different engine cover, its a different monocoque top, clearly trying to go radical

    looks very different. but then their last one was quite radical and clearly didn't work either

  • Amy06/05/2010 at 13:50

    Is that like slash fiction?

    G'n'R Slash?

  • Jon Waldock06/05/2010 at 13:51

    Is that like slash fiction?

    i was going to do an actual slash but then realised that doohickey may think it was code and take it away.

    I used to be called Slasho because I once introduced myself as Jon/o (being called different names by different people i decided to give this person the choice..)

    #jonfact

    #uselessfact

    #true story

  • RubberGoat06/05/2010 at 14:31

    Reason #143 why I love my new flat:

    Home at 4:15! Much better than before (6:30) :D

  • me06/05/2010 at 14:36

    Home at 4:15! Much better than before (6:30) :D

    ace. more blogging?

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 14:36

    Ooh, actual drivers look: http://twitpic.com/1liuv0

  • RubberGoat06/05/2010 at 14:37

    Home at 4:15! Much better than before (6:30) :D

    ace. more blogging?

    Well I'm going to go iRacing tonight but it certainly means more blogging in future ;)

  • me06/05/2010 at 14:39

    Ooh, actual drivers look: http://twitpic.com/1liuv0

    could jarno make any less effort, really?

  • me06/05/2010 at 14:41

    could jarno make any less effort, really?

    must be dress down thursday

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 14:42

    could jarno make any less effort, really?

    He looks very green.

  • me06/05/2010 at 14:43

    He looks very green.

    the other guys have lotus issue footwear, but not trulli?

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 14:49

    the other guys have lotus issue footwear, but not trulli?

    I don't think Heikki does either.

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 14:57

    Worrying about Monaco already: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/83341

    HRT's Bruno Senna, whose car will be one of the slowest in the field, has revealed that he plans to speak to FIA race director Charlie Whiting in Friday's drivers' briefing in Spain to put forward the idea of splitting the field up.

    That would entail removing the frontrunners - who are all but guaranteed getting through Q1 – from the session entirely to minimise the possibility of a big name getting caught out or an accident taking place.

  • Journeyer06/05/2010 at 15:01

    Hello folks.

    That would entail removing the frontrunners - who are all but guaranteed getting through Q1 – from the session entirely to minimise the possibility of a big name getting caught out or an accident taking place.

    But then how does one define a frontrunner? And would the potential "non-frontrunner" teams (like, say, Sauber or Williams) agree to the frontrunners getting a free Q2 ticket?

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 15:05

    HRT's Bruno Senna, whose car will be one of the slowest in the field, has revealed that he plans to speak to FIA race director Charlie Whiting in Friday's drivers' briefing in Spain to put forward the idea of splitting the field up.

    He can qualify with the GP2 field if he likes

  • me06/05/2010 at 15:05

    Hello folks.

    That would entail removing the frontrunners - who are all but guaranteed getting through Q1 – from the session entirely to minimise the possibility of a big name getting caught out or an accident taking place.

    But then how does one define a frontrunner? And would the potential "non-frontrunner" teams (like, say, Sauber or Williams) agree to the frontrunners getting a free Q2 ticket?

    wouldn't it make just as much sense to remove the backmarkers? given they are the problem

  • me06/05/2010 at 15:05

    HRT's Bruno Senna, whose car will be one of the slowest in the field, has revealed that he plans to speak to FIA race director Charlie Whiting in Friday's drivers' briefing in Spain to put forward the idea of splitting the field up.

    He can qualify with the GP2 field if he likes

    :)

  • Kathi06/05/2010 at 15:06

    The BBC is here. They didn't know the difference between lava and magma and they broke 2 cups. Lovely accents though. :D

    Have to go before they break anything more

  • me06/05/2010 at 15:07

    The BBC is here. They didn't know the difference between lava and magma and they broke 2 cups. Lovely accents though. :D

    Have to go before they break anything more

    heheheh!

  • Journeyer06/05/2010 at 15:08

    He can qualify with the GP2 field if he likes

    :D

  • Journeyer06/05/2010 at 15:10

    wouldn't it make just as much sense to remove the backmarkers? given they are the problem

    true, but i'm not sure that helps their overall chances of survival in the sport. i would think they, like other teams, also use monaco to court new sponsors.

  • me06/05/2010 at 15:13

    true, but i'm not sure that helps their overall chances of survival in the sport. i would think they, like other teams, also use monaco to court new sponsors.

    which is really what this is about. get rid of the big names, more camera time for the newbies

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 15:14

    which is really what this is about. get rid of the big names, more camera time for the newbies

    Trulli is on good form today: Split it any way you want, it's not up to me, but if the teams can agree, let's agree.

    One day he will just say: leave.me.alone.

  • me06/05/2010 at 15:16

    Trulli is on good form today: Split it any way you want, it's not up to me, but if the teams can agree, let's agree.

    One day he will just say: leave.me.alone.

    :) :)

  • Journeyer06/05/2010 at 15:16

    which is really what this is about. get rid of the big names, more camera time for the newbies

    but there is legitimate concern about 24 cars all taking to the track at the same time. that didn't happen in the 12-laps-60-minutes scheme, because the backmarkers always did their laps at the start and usually stayed in their garages when everyone else went out at the end.

    One day he will just say: leave.me.alone.

    :D

  • Stuart C06/05/2010 at 15:20

    One day he will just say: leave.me.alone.

    Heh heh. Trouble is, he can be quite feisty when he gets a bee in his bonnet about GPDA matters, track safety, driving etiquette, etc, so he's always one of the first ports of call when scribblers want an appropriately spicy quote. So it's always amusing when he spots 'em coming a mile off and doesn't play ball...

  • me06/05/2010 at 15:26

    but there is legitimate concern about 24 cars all taking to the track at the same time. that didn't happen in the 12-laps-60-minutes scheme, because the backmarkers always did their laps at the start and usually stayed in their garages when everyone else went out at the end.

    and what happens in valencia, same thing?

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 15:28

    and what happens in valencia, same thing?

    Valencia is a long track, no probs

  • me06/05/2010 at 15:30

    Valencia is a long track, no probs

    an accident will still screw up laps though? i guess it's a wider track

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 15:32

    an accident will still screw up laps though? i guess it's a wider track

    Yeah but that's street racing for you. Monaco is different because it is short and narrow.

  • me06/05/2010 at 15:33

    Yeah but that's street racing for you. Monaco is different because it is short and narrow.

    and if qually is wet? you just give 6 cars a free pass?

    it's a daft idea, i'm with trulli

  • Journeyer06/05/2010 at 15:37

    it's a daft idea, i'm with trulli

    he hasn't really stated his opinion, though. he's fine either way, but i'd think he has a preference...

    and if qually is wet? you just give 6 cars a free pass?

    that said, wet quali also increases the chances of an accident.

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 15:38

    that said, wet quali also increases the chances of an accident.

    But that is true everywhere, isn't it?

    I don't see how you can just change the rules for one venue. If Monaco is dangerous, then they shouldn't be going there. If having 26 cars is dangerous, then they shouldn't be doing that either.

  • me06/05/2010 at 15:39

    he hasn't really stated his opinion, though. he's fine either way, but i'd think he has a preference...

    oh yeah. in that case, i'm on my own :)

  • me06/05/2010 at 15:39

    I don't see how you can just change the rules for one venue. If Monaco is dangerous, then they shouldn't be going there. If having 26 cars is dangerous, then they shouldn't be doing that either.

    agreed and agreed.

    if the cars are slow enough to be dangerous in qually, they're slow enough to be a danger in the race.

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 15:40

    Yeah but that's street racing for you. Monaco is different because it is short and narrow.

    and if qually is wet? you just give 6 cars a free pass?

    it's a daft idea, i'm with trulli

    I wasn't defending anything. It is a stupid idea.

  • me06/05/2010 at 15:41

    I wasn't defending anything. It is a stupid idea.

    ahh good. in that case, i'm with pat :)

  • Journeyer06/05/2010 at 15:43

    I don't see how you can just change the rules for one venue. If Monaco is dangerous, then they shouldn't be going there. If having 26 cars is dangerous, then they shouldn't be doing that either.

    believe it or not, there was a time when monaco had its own rules due to the nature of the track. back in the 70s, even where there were 24 entrants, only 20 were allowed to race. i don't think the backmarkers would like that rule to come back, though...

  • me06/05/2010 at 15:51

    believe it or not, there was a time when monaco had its own rules due to the nature of the track. back in the 70s, even where there were 24 entrants, only 20 were allowed to race. i don't think the backmarkers would like that rule to come back, though...

    i can believe it, but surely we're more sensible than that now?

    you can't go making up rules about individual races any more. doing so is an admission you have no idea how to organise a professional world championship.

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 15:52

    IndyCar splits its field in half randomly and has two Q1s before the top six in each merge in Q2. I don't like that either but it is better than arbitrarily choosing who you think is fastest to skip it.

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 15:53

    hometime nearly, wondering if i can get away with a sleep after voting, and if it'll help me stay up to watch the result..

  • me06/05/2010 at 15:55

    IndyCar splits its field in half randomly and has two Q1s before the top six in each merge in Q2. I don't like that either but it is better than arbitrarily choosing who you think is fastest to skip it.

    i wouldn't mind if f1 did that at every race. but it's nonsense to introduce it for a single event, just because somebody can't get their pace together.

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 15:56

    IndyCar splits its field in half randomly and has two Q1s before the top six in each merge in Q2. I don't like that either but it is better than arbitrarily choosing who you think is fastest to skip it.

    oh and Renault World series had an A and B field split by car number I think, odds in one and evens in the other. not sure if they do now

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 15:56

    i wouldn't mind if f1 did that at every race. but it's nonsense to introduce it for a single event, just because somebody can't get their pace together.

    agred

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 15:56

    e

  • 4chords06/05/2010 at 16:01

    oh and Renault World series had an A and B field split by car number I think, odds in one and evens in the other. not sure if they do now

    Yep they still do - at least, it's definitely split for Monaco

  • Journeyer06/05/2010 at 16:06

    you can't go making up rules about individual races any more. doing so is an admission you have no idea how to organise a professional world championship.

    TBH, i'm ok with it either way. let's just hope nothing bad comes out of whatever the decision is.

  • Journeyer06/05/2010 at 16:07

    e

    It's like it's lost... :D

  • Stuart C06/05/2010 at 16:09

    I’ve been reading through the Mercedes GP press release concerning the partnership with Autonomy in an effort to work out what Autonomy actually does. It’s like trying to swallow a frog.

    “Autonomy's software powers the full spectrum of mission-critical applications including pan-enterprise search, customer interaction solutions, information governance, end-to-end eDiscovery, records management, archiving, business process management, web content management, web optimization, rich media management and video and audio analysis.”

    ¿Que?

  • Journeyer06/05/2010 at 16:15

    ¿Que?

    Sounds like end-to-end document management - from front-end presentation to back-end storage.

  • Jon Waldock06/05/2010 at 16:22

    An iPad test of....umm...a different kind...

    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://vimeo.com/11480457&h=20a9c

  • Jon Waldock06/05/2010 at 16:23

    Yep they still do - at least, it's definitely split for Monaco

    I'm 99% sure It's not for the rest of the races this season, i think they changed it back

  • Journeyer06/05/2010 at 16:24

    An iPad test of....umm...a different kind...

    I haven't looked yet, but is this "Will It Blend?" :D

  • Alianora La Canta06/05/2010 at 16:28

    I’ve been reading through the Mercedes GP press release concerning the partnership with Autonomy in an effort to work out what Autonomy actually does. It’s like trying to swallow a frog.

    “Autonomy's software powers the full spectrum of mission-critical applications including pan-enterprise search, customer interaction solutions, information governance, end-to-end eDiscovery, records management, archiving, business process management, web content management, web optimization, rich media management and video and audio analysis.”

    ¿Que? {Comment #241}

    Translation (I think):

    "Our programs do lots of important stuff - looking through big lumps of data, replacing counter staff, distributing information correctly, fancy looking, databases, more databases, more distributing information correctly, the internet, the internet, non-text stuff and more non-text stuff.

    Unfortunately our programs are no substitute for someone who speaks common sense".

  • me06/05/2010 at 16:36

    “Autonomy's software powers the full spectrum of mission-critical applications including pan-enterprise search, customer interaction solutions, information governance, end-to-end eDiscovery, records management, archiving, business process management, web content management, web optimization, rich media management and video and audio analysis.”

    so SAP then?

  • jpancoast06/05/2010 at 16:36

    “Autonomy's software powers the full spectrum of mission-critical applications including pan-enterprise search, customer interaction solutions, information governance, end-to-end eDiscovery, records management, archiving, business process management, web content management, web optimization, rich media management and video and audio analysis.”

    "We can only speak crap from our mouths". That's what it says to me.

  • Jon Waldock06/05/2010 at 16:38

    I haven't looked yet, but is this "Will It Blend?" :D

    nope :D

  • me06/05/2010 at 16:40

    W.T.F?

    Ferrari has removed the controversial 'barcode' design from the side of its car from this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix following controversy about it being subliminal advertising for title sponsor Marlboro.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/83346

  • lou06/05/2010 at 16:41

    Ferrari has removed the controversial 'barcode' design from the side of its car from this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix following controversy about it being subliminal advertising for title sponsor Marlboro.

    *rolls eyes*

    hi all.

  • Alianora La Canta06/05/2010 at 16:42

    No it's a site that uses a snazzy formula to work out how marginal your seat is and roughly what your vote is worth in terms of affecting any kind of outcome. As I suspected, I might as well eat mine. {Comment #31

    That looks positively hazardous compared to my constituency (Bolsover), which has a rating of 0.006. Only 12 seats are considered safer. Admittedly this is because its incumbent is Dennis Skinner and he's been continuously in power there for 40 years. Oh, and he's standing again today.

  • me06/05/2010 at 16:42

    *rolls eyes*

    life just gets weirder. now ferrari care what people think?

  • Alianora La Canta06/05/2010 at 16:44

    W.T.F?

    Ferrari has removed the controversial 'barcode' design from the side of its car from this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix following controversy about it being subliminal advertising for title sponsor Marlboro. {Comment #250}

    Ferrari have evidently decided that the value of its advertising is lost due to this bit of bad PR. Given that an implied advert only has a limited value in the first place, this probably doesn't say much about how bad the PR was.

  • me06/05/2010 at 16:44

    more on the mercedes redesign: http://scarbsf1.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/spain-mercedes-w01-roll-structure/

    that doesn't look odd at all

  • Kathi06/05/2010 at 16:44

    the BBC went out to film. They took one of our kettles with them ...

  • me06/05/2010 at 16:45

    the BBC went out to film. They took one of our kettles with them ...

    aww, are they a bit cold?

  • lou06/05/2010 at 16:47

    life just gets weirder. now ferrari care what people think?

    must be the influence of Stefanano ;)

    I hope this is the end of all this stupid affair cause it's just... not worth this many headlines :s

  • lou06/05/2010 at 16:47

    the BBC went out to film. They took one of our kettles with them ...

    are they going to use it to show people what smoke/ steam looks like? :)

  • me06/05/2010 at 16:48

    I hope this is the end of all this stupid affair cause it's just... not worth this many headlines :s

    agreed.

  • lou06/05/2010 at 16:48

    that doesn't look odd at all

    woooaaahh... that's different... not odd, just different..

  • Kathi06/05/2010 at 16:50

    are they going to use it to show people what smoke/ steam looks like? :)

    they were muttering something about rewiring the plug as they went!!

  • me06/05/2010 at 16:51

    that doesn't look odd at all

    woooaaahh... that's different... not odd, just different..

    i'm sure lukeh will feel the same way, when they do the same to the demo brawn ;)

  • lou06/05/2010 at 16:51

    oooo... i don't like the overal design, but the paint job looks awesome

    http://moby.to/sq5ddl

  • RG06/05/2010 at 16:52

    oooo... i don't like the overal design, but the paint job looks awesome

    http://moby.to/sq5ddl

    Saying hospi... was a bad idea, it gave me a bit of a heart attack

    Hey folks

  • me06/05/2010 at 16:53

    Saying hospi... was a bad idea, it gave me a bit of a heart attack

    hehe!

  • lou06/05/2010 at 16:53

    they were muttering something about rewiring the plug as they went!!

    are they going to steal it?..

  • lou06/05/2010 at 16:53

    i'm sure lukeh will feel the same way, when they do the same to the demo brawn ;)

    they wouldn't.... would they?.... not to the brawn?... :(

  • me06/05/2010 at 16:54

    are they going to steal it?..

    due to the unique way the bbc is funded, we'll be taking your kettle now. thank you

  • jpancoast06/05/2010 at 16:55

    due to the unique way the bbc is funded, we'll be taking your kettle now. thank you

    I think there's something in the US constitution about that... not having to give quarter to soldiers or BBC folk in times of Peace

  • me06/05/2010 at 16:56

    I think there's something in the US constitution about that... not having to give quarter to soldiers or BBC folk in times of Peace

    hehe!

  • lou06/05/2010 at 16:57

    is this a new red bull cap?

    http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/98882964/AFP

    I don't like it much... not sure Alonso does either...

    http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/98882822/AFP

    :D

  • Alianora La Canta06/05/2010 at 16:58

    Aww, bless him. I like the shiny car behind his head.

    Going anywhere near any of my old schools is my idea of hell on earth, so I think he is very brave. {Comment #110}

    I'd be quite happy to go and visit any of my old schools except the secondary one (which would still leave me with a fairly lengthy tour). For one thing, it had too many bullies. For another, I'd be worried that the visit would be turned into a political correctness exercise designed to make the school look much better than it was.

  • lou06/05/2010 at 16:59

    i'm sure lukeh will feel the same way, when they do the same to the demo brawn ;)

    they wouldn't.... would they?.... not to the brawn?... :(

    actually... lets keep this quiet from Lukeh.. I'll keep him away from the mercedes tent at goodwood, he'll never know..

  • me06/05/2010 at 17:00

    actually... lets keep this quiet from Lukeh.. I'll keep him away from the mercedes tent at goodwood, he'll never know..

    seconded...

  • jpancoast06/05/2010 at 17:01

    Cool video of the volcano in iceland, you can see shockwaves travelling through the smoke and stuff:

    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2010/05/06/volcano-shocker/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+BadAstronomyBlog+(Bad+Astronomy)

  • lou06/05/2010 at 17:04

    seconded...

    thank goodness goodwood is so large :)

    #becausewecare

  • lou06/05/2010 at 17:15

    ooooo any sign of what the new theme thing was for the mclaren pit garage yet?

  • lou06/05/2010 at 17:21

    ooooo any sign of what the new theme thing was for the mclaren pit garage yet?

    i can find nothing... i can tell i'm going to be disappointed by what obviously is just something small like a photo of Jenson and Lewis or something...

  • me06/05/2010 at 17:23

    ooooo any sign of what the new theme thing was for the mclaren pit garage yet?

    i can find nothing... i can tell i'm going to be disappointed by what obviously is just something small like a photo of Jenson and Lewis or something...

    i forgot to look, but if you can't find it, no-one can :)

  • lou06/05/2010 at 17:26

    i forgot to look, but if you can't find it, no-one can :)

    i can't see any shots of the inside of the mclaren pits or hospitality... something inside me secretly hopes they are changing their 'victory' colour... :)

  • me06/05/2010 at 17:35

    i can't see any shots of the inside of the mclaren pits or hospitality... something inside me secretly hopes they are changing their 'victory' colour... :)

    i am quite the fan of mercedes' new glass house: http://motorsport.com/photos/f1/2010/spa/f1-2010-spa-xp-0013.jpg

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/05/2010 at 17:35

    evening all

    just in the door - how goes it?

    :)

  • lou06/05/2010 at 17:37

    i am quite the fan of mercedes' new glass house: http://motorsp...-2010-spa-xp-0013.jpg

    ooooo!!!

    do you know what else i like about it, other than the general nice design?... it isn't the old Brawn/Honda one repainted :D *phew*

  • me06/05/2010 at 17:37

    do you know what else i like about it, other than the general nice design?... it isn't the old Brawn/Honda one repainted :D *phew*

    also true. no earth dreams to be found there

  • me06/05/2010 at 17:37

    evening all

    just in the door - how goes it?

    :)

    sir

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 17:38

    i am quite the fan of mercedes' new glass house: http://motorsp...-2010-spa-xp-0013.jpg

    They could probably grow 'matoes in there.

  • me06/05/2010 at 17:38

    They could probably grow 'matoes in there.

    ooh, bet it's very eco too

  • lou06/05/2010 at 17:39

    also true. no earth dreams to be found there

    i'm so pleased :D hehe

  • lou06/05/2010 at 17:39

    They could probably grow 'matoes in there.

    :) i wonder if it's their latest attempt to get schumi to eat their food rather than ferrari's? fresh veg?

  • Alianora La Canta06/05/2010 at 17:42

    HRT's Bruno Senna, whose car will be one of the slowest in the field, has revealed that he plans to speak to FIA race director Charlie Whiting in Friday's drivers' briefing in Spain to put forward the idea of splitting the field up. {Comment #205}

    I like that idea. Give the six lowest teams in the championship 10 minutes to do their "Q1", then the other six teams a 10-minute "Q1" session, with the slowest seven times being the ones removed from the reckoning. Nobody gets baulked at this particularly crucial moment (something that's generally a much bigger problem in qualifying than the race) and everyone has a chance to show what they can do without being in a massive queue.

    Also, temptations to park at Rasscasse fade because you can't block the whole field in one go...

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/05/2010 at 17:45

    sir

    Wow... I never get addressed like that by real people (unless the police are involved). It's like I'm in a fancy restaurant.

    :o

  • me06/05/2010 at 17:45

    Wow... I never get addressed like that by real people (unless the police are involved). It's like I'm in a fancy restaurant.

    :o

    ! :) !

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/05/2010 at 17:46

    ! :) !

    So young man, what kind of food do you have here?

  • me06/05/2010 at 17:48

    So young man, what kind of food do you have here?

    cupcake?

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/05/2010 at 17:49

    cupcake?

    Is that a type of caviar?

  • me06/05/2010 at 17:49

    Is that a type of caviar?

    in my head it is. yes.

  • me06/05/2010 at 17:50

    in my head it is. yes.

    can i offer you a drink? we have red bull.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/05/2010 at 17:51

    can i offer you a drink? we have red bull.

    Is that some kind of lemonade? If so, pour it into a cereal bowl with the caviar and give me a fork!

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 17:52

    Goooooooood evening sidepodland!

  • lou06/05/2010 at 17:52

    can i offer you a drink? we have red bull.

    can i have some?? i neeeed caffeine today :)

  • lou06/05/2010 at 17:52

    Goooooooood evening sidepodland!

    hello

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/05/2010 at 17:53

    can i have some?? i neeeed caffeine today :)

    only if you have it with caviar

  • me06/05/2010 at 17:54

    can i have some?? i neeeed caffeine today :)

    certainly madame

  • lou06/05/2010 at 17:54

    only if you have it with caviar

    deal

  • lou06/05/2010 at 17:55

    certainly madame

    :D

    you know what's happened don't you....

    ... during quiet times we've had sidepodreligion... and now... a sidepodrestaurant :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/05/2010 at 17:55

    deal

    certainly madame

    waiter!! waiter!! make that two red bull de caviar please

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 17:55

    ... during quiet times we've had sidepodreligion... and now... a sidepodrestaurant :D

    Run by Mr C?

    You crazy, crazy people.

  • me06/05/2010 at 17:55

    ... during quiet times we've had sidepodreligion... and now... a sidepodrestaurant :D

    limited menu though:

    - cupcake

    - fish and chips

    - redbull

    - elderflower

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/05/2010 at 17:56

    waiter!! waiter!! make that two red bull de caviar please

    ... during quiet times we've had sidepodreligion... and now... a sidepodrestaurant :D

    he's a lovely lad, but i do believe he smells faintly of cabbage

  • lou06/05/2010 at 17:56

    Run by Mr C?

    :D

    You crazy, crazy people.

    :D

  • me06/05/2010 at 17:57

    Run by Mr C?

    You crazy, crazy people.

    what?

    opens late, stays open later, makes no profit ever?

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 17:57

    W.T.F?

    Ferrari has removed the controversial 'barcode' design from the side of its car from this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix following controversy about it being subliminal advertising for title sponsor Marlboro.

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/83346

    Is this the same Ferrari that traditionally sticks to their guns and doesn't roll over?

  • lou06/05/2010 at 17:57

    limited menu though:

    you forgot the redbull muffin ;)

    i'm disappointed 'box of wine' or rose didn't make that list...

  • me06/05/2010 at 17:58

    i'm disappointed 'box of wine' or rose didn't make that list...

    i've drunk it all

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/05/2010 at 17:58

    Is this the same Ferrari that traditionally sticks to their guns and doesn't roll over?

    ughhhh...

    see what happens when real F1 news goes quiet

  • Alianora La Canta06/05/2010 at 17:58

    you can't go making up rules about individual races any more. doing so is an admission you have no idea how to organise a professional world championship. {Comment #231}

    Having slightly different rules according to differences in the setting is more or less essential to have a professional world championship - at least if it's something that's more affected by environment than snooker or darts. World swimming galas have different numbers of lanes according to the width of the pool, several world sports may choose to use roofs or not depending on prevailing conditions and a world motor sport championship must also respect the situations and places in which it finds itself. Otherwise it courts disaster.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/05/2010 at 17:58

    i've drunk it all

    maybe that's what i'm smelling

  • me06/05/2010 at 17:58

    i've drunk it all

    maybe that's what i'm smelling

    :) :) :)

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 17:59

    the BBC went out to film. They took one of our kettles with them ...

    Many of us need tea in order to function.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/05/2010 at 17:59

    you can't go making up rules about individual races any more. doing so is an admission you have no idea how to organise a professional world championship.

    in all fairness they used to run monaco with less cars purely because it was so tight and twisty. monaco has always been the exception

  • lou06/05/2010 at 17:59

    i've drunk it all

    is that drunk it all or spilled it over the till/mac :P

  • me06/05/2010 at 18:01

    is that drunk it all or spilled it over the till/mac :P

    one glass!

  • lou06/05/2010 at 18:01

    one glass!

    @D

  • lou06/05/2010 at 18:02

    @D

    *:D

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 18:02

    opens late, stays open later, makes no profit ever?

    Cupcakes at 2am sounds ideal

  • lou06/05/2010 at 18:02

    oh and for anyone who missed my photo plug yesterday, some pics taken on monday - http://www.flickr.com/photos/loujohnson/sets/72157623875863727/

  • me06/05/2010 at 18:03

    oh and for anyone who missed my photo plug yesterday, some pics taken on monday - http://www.fli...ts/72157623875863727/

    ooh thanking you

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 18:06

    i can't see any shots of the inside of the mclaren pits or hospitality... something inside me secretly hopes they are changing their 'victory' colour... :)

    i am quite the fan of mercedes' new glass house: http://motorsp...-2010-spa-xp-0013.jpg

    This tweet says it is the Mercedes DTM unit, the F1 motorhome is on the way to Monaco.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/05/2010 at 18:06

    after taking some advice from the lou school of constant ptomo ! ;) !, here's my Q&A with Karun Chandhok as posted yesterday

    :)

    http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/interview-karun-chandhok-hispania-racing-formula-1-driver/

  • me06/05/2010 at 18:07

    This tweet says it is the Mercedes DTM unit, the F1 motorhome is on the way to Monaco.

    oh what? boooo!

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 18:07

    This tweet says it is the Mercedes DTM unit, the F1 motorhome is on the way to Monaco.

    oh what? boooo!

    I was just about to complain about them spending lots of money on a new one when they are all complaining about spending lots of money :)

  • lou06/05/2010 at 18:08

    This tweet says it is the Mercedes DTM unit, the F1 motorhome is on the way to Monaco.

    oh goodness there is a chance it's the painted brawn motorhome then.. boo

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/05/2010 at 18:09

    ...and then for some reason, this was making the rounds in work today (no idea why)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s7GidH3CMU

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 18:09

    Ooh - Lotus merch inc. Heikki shirt

    http://shop.lotusracing.my/

    and #PingAmy

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 18:09

    This tweet says it is the Mercedes DTM unit, the F1 motorhome is on the way to Monaco.

    No 'matoes?

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 18:10

    Ooh - Lotus merch inc. Heikki shirt

    http://shop.lotusracing.my/

    and #PingAmy

    or not Amy.. apparently that's the men's one but you get the point ;)

  • me06/05/2010 at 18:10

    This tweet says it is the Mercedes DTM unit, the F1 motorhome is on the way to Monaco.

    No 'matoes?

    :cry:

  • lou06/05/2010 at 18:10

    after taking some advice from the lou school of constant ptomo ! ;) !, here's my Q&A with Karun Chandhok as posted yesterday

    :)

    http://theform...ing-formula-1-driver/

    hehehe i tend to post pics late at night.. so i often plug during the day too... some people *ehem* mr c... sometimes miss them :D

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 18:10

    This tweet says it is the Mercedes DTM unit, the F1 motorhome is on the way to Monaco.

    No 'matoes?

    Well they ought to make the most of this one while they have it.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/05/2010 at 18:11

    hehehe i tend to post pics late at night.. so i often plug during the day too... some people *ehem* mr c... sometimes miss them :D

    ;D

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 18:12

    or not Amy.. apparently that's the men's one but you get the point ;)

    http://www.facebook.com/lotusracing/posts/124239887591253

    Women's available in June.

  • me06/05/2010 at 18:12

    hehehe i tend to post pics late at night.. so i often plug during the day too... some people *ehem* mr c... sometimes miss them :D

    i'm a busy man learning about... stuff

  • lou06/05/2010 at 18:13

    i'm a busy man learning about... stuff typography

    corrected for you :P

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/05/2010 at 18:13

    i'm a busy man learning about... stuff

    learning about caviar and red bull apparently

  • me06/05/2010 at 18:15

    i'm a busy man learning about... stuff typography

    corrected for you :P

    oops. too predictable, clearly

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 18:37

    The FIA has a motorhome now?

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13250048

    #motorhomewatch

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 18:38

    The FIA has a motorhome now?

    http://www.aut...photo.php/id/13250048

    #motorhomewatch

    That had that last year, I remember seeing it at Monaco

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 18:40

    Evening all

  • me06/05/2010 at 18:40

    That had that last year, I remember seeing it at Monaco

    did they have four trucks though? i only remember two

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 18:41

    did they have four trucks though? i only remember two

    Possibly not that many nope. Perhaps Jean wanted to bring many many clothes along with him, he seems the fashionable type

  • lou06/05/2010 at 18:41

    ooo i just found out i get free internet on my phone from orange now :D just need a phone that likes the internet to take advantage of this :)

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 18:42

    That had that last year, I remember seeing it at Monaco

    ah ok

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 18:42

    ooo i just found out i get free internet on my phone from orange now :D just need a phone that likes the internet to take advantage of this :)

    How? I'm on Orange..

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 18:43

    ooo i just found out i get free internet on my phone from orange now :D just need a phone that likes the internet to take advantage of this :)

    I was abotu to say, free dial up speed is a given these days surely :P

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/05/2010 at 18:43

    my phone makes phone calls (sometimes)

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 18:45

    Read and voted on Christine's latest chapter. Sneaky little poser at the end. I like it.

    http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2010/05/06/life-in-the-fast-lane-ii-part-6/

  • lou06/05/2010 at 18:50

    How? I'm on Orange..

    dolphin plans now have free internet... dad rang to see if my plan was the best for me.. and as i'm on dolphin and have been using the internet a bit recently they changed my plan slightly, so as of next month not only do i get free texts, but free internet. My minutes have gone down a bit, but i don't often call people so i don't mind.

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 18:53

    dolphin plans now have free internet... dad rang to see if my plan was the best for me.. and as i'm on dolphin and have been using the internet a bit recently they changed my plan slightly, so as of next month not only do i get free texts, but free internet. My minutes have gone down a bit, but i don't often call people so i don't mind.

    They do? I'm on the lowest Dolphin... I shall expect something telling me I have free internet soon then :)

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 18:53

    dolphin plans now have free internet... dad rang to see if my plan was the best for me.. and as i'm on dolphin and have been using the internet a bit recently they changed my plan slightly, so as of next month not only do i get free texts, but free internet. My minutes have gone down a bit, but i don't often call people so i don't mind.

    I must find out which plan I am on. You would think remembering animals would be easy

  • Janna06/05/2010 at 19:05

    Hello all, well that was interesting. Just had a chap from the Food Standards Agency round doing a survey. Apparently, I know loads about how to eat healthily.

    Unfortunately I'm too lazy and like chocolate & alcohol too much for this to make any difference :). Not bad for a £10.00 shopping voucher.

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 19:06

    Unfortunately I'm too lazy and like chocolate & alcohol too much for this to make any difference :). Not bad for a £10.00 shopping voucher.

    Nice of the FSA to go round giving people vouchers for chocolate and booze.

  • Alison06/05/2010 at 19:06

    Unfortunately I'm too lazy and like chocolate & alcohol too much for this to make any difference :). Not bad for a £10.00 shopping voucher.

    I think this is everyone's problem isn't it? I rarely meet people who genuinely don't know what's good for them and what isn't. It's just that you opt out.

    Evening all

  • Janna06/05/2010 at 19:07

    Nice of the FSA to go round giving people vouchers for chocolate and booze.

    :lol:

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 19:07

    I think this is everyone's problem isn't it? I rarely meet people who genuinely don't know what's good for them and what isn't. It's just that you opt out.

    They need to make cauliflour taste like chocolate.

  • Janna06/05/2010 at 19:08

    Evening all

    Evening. Do you know when your shiny new phone will arrive?

  • Alison06/05/2010 at 19:08

    Ooooh and having told Nick I wouldn't go to Australia, I have email about new Emirates promotional rates.... If I save really hard maybe I can have happy holiday times after all :D :D :D

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 19:11

    Ooooh and having told Nick I wouldn't go to Australia, I have email about new Emirates promotional rates.... If I save really hard maybe I can have happy holiday times after all :D :D :D

    When do you need to sign up?

  • Alison06/05/2010 at 19:12

    When do you need to sign up?

    By 1st of June to fly by the 30th but I can probably work around that. £650!!!!! :D :D :D

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 19:13

    Someone probably overed this already. Ferrari have removed the barcode but for some reason feel the need to leave a white outline. Apparently they think it is wrong that people are saying the barcode is a tobacco ad when America is trying to set up a fairer health system. Not quite sure what the connection is.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/83346

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 19:14

    By 1st of June to fly by the 30th but I can probably work around that. £650!!!!! :D :D :D

    Is Australia ready for you and Nick?

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 19:15

    Someone probably overed this already. Ferrari have removed the barcode but for some reason feel the need to leave a white outline. Apparently they think it is wrong that people are saying the barcode is a tobacco ad when America is trying to set up a fairer health system. Not quite sure what the connection is.

    That looks ridiculous...

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 19:16

    That looks ridiculous...

    The ony reason I can see for the outline is to remind people about the Marlboro ad that used to be there

  • Alison06/05/2010 at 19:16

    Is Australia ready for you and Nick?

    Hehehe

  • lou06/05/2010 at 19:16

    They do? I'm on the lowest Dolphin... I shall expect something telling me I have free internet soon then :)

    http://www.store-orange.co.uk/dolphin-tariff.html?id=011210000029&br=1&gclid=CNT51reUvqECFQIslAodbHISAg

  • Alison06/05/2010 at 19:17

    The ony reason I can see for the outline is to remind people about the Marlboro ad that used to be there

    Was it actually a Marlboro ad? I thought people were losing their marbles.

  • me06/05/2010 at 19:17

    I think this is everyone's problem isn't it? I rarely meet people who genuinely don't know what's good for them and what isn't. It's just that you opt out.

    *waves*

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/05/2010 at 19:22

    PING ->> http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/2010-spanish-grand-prix-barcelona-round-5-may-7th-9th/

    Back to business folks.

    As with every race, I'll be updating this as the weekend goes on. May it please be better than in recent years...

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 19:25

    Was it actually a Marlboro ad? I thought people were losing their marbles.

    The barcode was there in place of the advert. Funnily enough the Ducati motorbike team which has a similar Marlboro deal on a similarly coloured bike have the same barcode.

  • Alison06/05/2010 at 19:32

    The barcode was there in place of the advert. Funnily enough the Ducati motorbike team which has a similar Marlboro deal on a similarly coloured bike have the same barcode.

    So? Anything that goes anywhere on a car is in place of an old advert... The objections seem to have passed me by.

  • me06/05/2010 at 19:34

    So? Anything that goes anywhere on a car is in place of an old advert... The objections seem to have passed me by.

    the objectors are mentalist do-gooders, desperate to make a name for themselves in medical circles. quite why ferrari have capitulated is beyond me.

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 19:34

    So? Anything that goes anywhere on a car is in place of an old advert... The objections seem to have passed me by.

    I have a feeling Ferrari felt a bit stupid saying the barcode was a part of Ferrari's identity, even though it's also on the Ducati bikes which obviously have nothing to do with Ferrari but have a Marlboro deal as Steven says. Hence it suddenly disappearing.

    Just my two cents anyways.

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 19:34

    the objectors are mentalist do-gooders, desperate to make a name for themselves in medical circles. quite why ferrari have capitulated is beyond me.

    I'm surprised they gave in, very surprised. I demand more arrogant snobby horse whisperer posts

  • me06/05/2010 at 19:36

    I'm surprised they gave in, very surprised. I demand more arrogant snobby horse whisperer posts

    absolutely. i can only assume the advertising deal is coming to an end anyhow, and the doctors make for great scape goats?

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 19:36

    So? Anything that goes anywhere on a car is in place of an old advert... The objections seem to have passed me by.

    Why have a barcode? It is not exactly a design feature. It is only there for one reaseon and the same with the outline they have now. Teams don't normally put things like that on their car for no reason.

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 19:37

    They do? I'm on the lowest Dolphin... I shall expect something telling me I have free internet soon then :)

    http://www.sto...reUvqECFQIslAodbHISAg

    Ta. Need to be on a specific package then. Wonder if I can get it without the free phone.

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 19:38

    absolutely. i can only assume the advertising deal is coming to an end anyhow, and the doctors make for great scape goats?

    THe Marlboro deal ends either this season or next season. The team is still called Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro which seems odd.

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/05/2010 at 19:38

    absolutely. i can only assume the advertising deal is coming to an end anyhow, and the doctors make for great scape goats?

    finishes at the end of 2011

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 19:38

    To get around the Marlboro stuff they should have put a big smily face of Rob Smedley on the side of the car with the caption Moral Rob.

    Everytime Ferrari do something wrong then Rob can tell the morals learnt from their bad decisions.

  • me06/05/2010 at 19:39

    absolutely. i can only assume the advertising deal is coming to an end anyhow, and the doctors make for great scape goats?

    finishes at the end of 2011

    hmm, bit early for that then. they must be after something, i refuse to believe they're just nice people.

  • me06/05/2010 at 19:39

    To get around the Marlboro stuff they should have put a big smily face of Rob Smedley on the side of the car with the caption Moral Rob.

    Everytime Ferrari do something wrong then Rob can tell the morals learnt from their bad decisions.

    :D

    :D

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 19:39

    To get around the Marlboro stuff they should have put a big smily face of Rob Smedley on the side of the car with the caption Moral Rob.

    Ha :) :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/05/2010 at 19:40

    i refuse to believe they're just nice people.

    you'd better take that back!!

    http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01238/Stefano-Domenicali_1238766c.jpg

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 19:40

    To get around the Marlboro stuff they should have put a big smily face of Rob Smedley on the side of the car with the caption Moral Rob.

    Everytime Ferrari do something wrong then Rob can tell the morals learnt from their bad decisions.

    Photoshop. It has to be done

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 19:40

    hmm, bit early for that then. they must be after something, i refuse to believe they're just nice people.

    Ferrari - nice people. No chance

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 19:41

    Photoshop. It has to be done

    It just happened to be open already

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 19:41

    Is there a better picture though around anywhere than the Autosport little piccie of the Marlboxo?

  • me06/05/2010 at 19:42

    you'd better take that back!!

    http://i.teleg...menicali_1238766c.jpg

    i take that back :)

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 19:42

    Photoshop. It has to be done

    In Marlboro typeface if poss

  • me06/05/2010 at 19:42

    Is there a better picture though around anywhere than the Autosport little piccie of the Marlboxo?

    any ferrari rear will do though, no?

  • me06/05/2010 at 19:42

    In Marlboro typeface if poss

    oooooooh! i KNOW this one.

    it's neo contact.

    :)

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 19:43

    It just happened to be open already

    :D

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 19:43

    any ferrari rear will do though, no?

    #perfectionist ;)

    it's neo contact.

    Awesome mr c is awesome

  • lou06/05/2010 at 19:44

    oooooooh! i KNOW this one.

    all that typeface learning has paid off then...

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 19:44

    In Marlboro typeface if poss

    oooooooh! i KNOW this one.

    it's neo contact.

    :)

    Your week of learning was well spent.

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 19:44

    Awesome mr c is awesome

    Don't encourage him.

  • me06/05/2010 at 19:44

    any ferrari rear will do though, no?

    #perfectionist ;)

    no, i mean, you're removing the barcode, so any ferrari must be game?

  • me06/05/2010 at 19:45

    oooooooh! i KNOW this one.

    all that typeface learning has paid off then...

    w00t!

  • me06/05/2010 at 19:45

    Awesome mr c is awesome

    Don't encourage him.

    oh

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/05/2010 at 19:45

    Awesome mr c is awesome

    damn fine waiter too!!

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 19:45

    no, i mean, you're removing the barcode, so any ferrari must be game?

    Oooh, I getcha. yeah, that makes more sense than my silly idea.

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 19:46

    Don't encourage him.

    Sorry :)

    Although that was well helpful coz' I had no idea.

    #justsaying

  • me06/05/2010 at 19:46

    Your week of learning was well spent.

    i might've just bought an itouch app where you have to guess fonts by looking at them.

    #confidentialfrommrsc

  • me06/05/2010 at 19:46

    Awesome mr c is awesome

    damn fine waiter too!!

    :) :)

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 19:47

    i might've just bought an itouch app where you have to guess fonts by looking at them.

    Kill me.

  • me06/05/2010 at 19:47

    i might've just bought an itouch app where you have to guess fonts by looking at them.

    Kill me.

    it keeps me out of trouble :)

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 19:48

    Shatner made how much from travel ads??????

    http://uk.tv.yahoo.com/news-extra/article/4630/star-trek-stars-surprise-600-million-earningstodays-tv-gossip.html

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 19:48

    i might've just bought an itouch app where you have to guess fonts by looking at them.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e1/Seattle_-_Trinity_Parish_Episcopal_Church_font_01.jpg

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 19:48

    i might've just bought an itouch app where you have to guess fonts by looking at them.

    Up next on Mastermind, Mr C. Who has decided to dress up as a panda for tonight's show. What if your specialist subject Mr C?

    *muffled* fonts.

  • me06/05/2010 at 19:48
  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 19:48

    Is there a better picture though around anywhere than the Autosport little piccie of the Marlboxo?

    http://blogs.timeslive.co.za/wheeldeal/files/2009/02/ferrari2482009editedyj8.jpg

    not sure what you're after

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 19:49

    i might've just bought an itouch app where you have to guess fonts by looking at them.

    Maybe you need a hobby

  • Leigh O'Gorman06/05/2010 at 19:49

    Shatner made how much from travel ads??????

    http://uk.tv.y...todays-tv-gossip.html

    genius

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5H-xHDJU6c

  • me06/05/2010 at 19:50

    Maybe you need a hobby

    :)

  • lou06/05/2010 at 19:52

    i might've just bought an itouch app where you have to guess fonts by looking at them.

    tell me you are joking...

  • lou06/05/2010 at 19:53

    Kill me.

    i feel for you mrs c... the conversation at dinner must be interesting atm :)

  • me06/05/2010 at 19:53

    tell me you are joking...

    nope, it's really fun: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/the-font-game/id344065205?mt=8

    i'm not very good at it though

  • me06/05/2010 at 19:54

    i feel for you mrs c... the conversation at dinner must be interesting atm :)

    menu's are a problem

  • Janna06/05/2010 at 19:55

    nope, it's really fun: http://itunes....game/id344065205?mt=8

    I would just about get it if it was free but they got you to pay for it!

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 19:55

    http://upload....al_Church_font_01.jpg

    meanie!

    If this is more interesting than F1 at the moment, something is seriously wrong.

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 19:55

    menu's are a problem

    I can imagine. Can I have the fish in Helvetica please?

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 19:55

    What?! you have to pay to get the neo contact font?!

  • lou06/05/2010 at 19:56

    menu's are a problem

    :D hehe

  • me06/05/2010 at 19:56

    What?! you have to pay to get the neo contact font?!

    of course. you have to pay for almost all fonts, it's just that you pay for some of them when you buy your windows licence and some more when you buy your photoshop licence etc.

  • me06/05/2010 at 19:57

    I would just about get it if it was free but they got you to pay for it!

    59p though. that's like not even proper money.

  • me06/05/2010 at 19:58

    If this is more interesting than F1 at the moment, something is seriously wrong.

    ummm, it kinda is but i'm sure it's just a phase i'm going through. i'll grow out of it soon enough.

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 19:58

    of course. you have to pay for almost all fonts, it's just that you pay for some of them when you buy your windows licence and some more when you buy your photoshop licence etc.

    I'm going to get people to start charging for my handwriting then *mumbles to self annoyingly*

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 19:58

    ummm, it kinda is but i'm sure it's just a phase i'm going through. i'll grow out of it soon enough.

    *prays*

  • me06/05/2010 at 19:59

    I'm going to get people to start charging for my handwriting then *mumbles to self annoyingly*

    sorry luke :(

    part of me assumed you'd blagged all the font disks from uni anyhow. isn't that the whole point of going?

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 19:59

    *prays*

    sssh. It will be religion next

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 19:59

    part of me assumed you'd blagged all the font disks from uni anyhow. isn't that the whole point of going?

    our uni gives us nothing :( not even the programs we need for the assignments/study

  • me06/05/2010 at 19:59

    ummm, it kinda is but i'm sure it's just a phase i'm going through. i'll grow out of it soon enough.

    *prays*

    you're so supportive :(

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 20:00

    In a hugely odd coincedence, my brother has the font.

    #woah

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 20:00

    you're so supportive :(

    HA.

  • Janna06/05/2010 at 20:00

    ummm, it kinda is but i'm sure it's just a phase i'm going through. i'll grow out of it soon enough.

    *prays*

    There are some evenings when eating your dinner whilst reading the comments is a definite choking hazard :lol:

  • me06/05/2010 at 20:01

    part of me assumed you'd blagged all the font disks from uni anyhow. isn't that the whole point of going?

    our uni gives us nothing :( not even the programs we need for the assignments/study

    damn. normally people leave with armfulls of dvd's full of clip art, stock photography, audio loops and typefaces. completely illegal, but almost a given.

  • me06/05/2010 at 20:01

    In a hugely odd coincedence, my brother has the font.

    #woah

    http://blowlukehsmind.co.uk/

  • lou06/05/2010 at 20:04

    part of me assumed you'd blagged all the font disks from uni anyhow. isn't that the whole point of going?

    hehehe farnham give their students alot of free things (hearts) farnham...

  • Alison06/05/2010 at 20:04

    damn. normally people leave with armfulls of dvd's full of clip art, stock photography, audio loops and typefaces. completely illegal, but almost a given.

    All our stuff used to be basically chained down.....

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 20:05

    Tony Kanaan uses an iPad to check laptimes during sessions..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zozY-r92ork

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 20:07

    Le Man series race at Spa this weekend. Peugeot and Audi have three cars each racing as a Le Mans rehearsal. I guess Franck should be racing then.

    http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/04052010/58/full-entry-spa-endurance-race.html

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 20:08

    Le Man series race at Spa this weekend. Peugeot and Audi have three cars each racing as a Le Mans rehearsal. I guess Franck should be racing then.

    I think I read somewhere that he is.

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 20:08

    Le Man series race at Spa this weekend. Peugeot and Audi have three cars each racing as a Le Mans rehearsal. I guess Franck should be racing then.

    http://uk.euro...a-endurance-race.html

    Yup he's in the #2 car with Sarrazin and Minassian. http://www.lemans-series.com/en/s52_circuits/s52p06_engages.php?circuit=4

  • me06/05/2010 at 20:08

    oooh yikes. redesign: http://www2.mercedes-gp.com/en/

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 20:09

    Ferrari pic for Lukeh

    http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/23042010/2/photo/ferrari-f60-formula-car-displayed-beijing-auto-show.html

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 20:09

    I think I read somewhere that he is.

    So we have a busy Sunday then.

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 20:09

    Yup he's in the #2 car with Sarrazin and Minassian. http://www.lem...engages.php?circuit=4

    Fisi and Alesi are again in this one as well

  • lou06/05/2010 at 20:10

    Le Man series race at Spa this weekend. Peugeot and Audi have three cars each racing as a Le Mans rehearsal. I guess Franck should be racing then.

    and Ant... Ant is there too right??

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 20:10

    http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q127/Lukehmuse/moralrob.jpg

    It goes well.

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 20:10

    Yup he's in the #2 car with Sarrazin and Minassian. http://www.lem...engages.php?circuit=4

    So both Audi and Peugeot are running their full Le Mans line up. Should make it interesting

  • me06/05/2010 at 20:11

    http://i135.ph...ukehmuse/moralrob.jpg

    It goes well.

    it's a winner!

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 20:11

    oooh yikes. redesign: http://www2.mercedes-gp.com/en/

    I thought it was going to be the extended Schumacher car

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 20:11

    and Ant... Ant is there too right??

    Yes, he's with Gene and Wurz in the #1. The other car is Lamy/Bourdais/Pagenaud.

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 20:12

    and Ant... Ant is there too right??

    With Wurz and Gene in #1

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 20:12

    http://i135.ph...ukehmuse/moralrob.jpg

    It goes well.

    Nice :)

    Tweet it to InsideFerrari ;)

  • RG06/05/2010 at 20:13

    Yes, he's with Gene and Wurz in the #1. The other car is Lamy/Bourdais/Pagenaud.

    I assume Rob Bell is there as well?

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 20:13

    http://i135.ph...ukehmuse/moralrob.jpg

    It goes well.

    it's a winner!

    I can see a series of stories based on Moral Rob

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 20:14

    I assume Rob Bell is there as well?

    Yup

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 20:14

    I assume Rob Bell is there as well?

    Aston Martin 92

    http://www.lemans-series.com/en/s52_circuits/s52p06_engages.php?circuit=4

  • RG06/05/2010 at 20:15

    Aston Martin 92

    Brilliant.

  • Joe in Fla06/05/2010 at 20:27

    Just read that Ferrari has opted to remove the barcode from its' livery. I have one word for them.....Gutless

  • 4chords06/05/2010 at 20:30

    Wait - there's an election today?!

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 20:31

    Wait - there's an election today?!

    :) You have 30 minutes. Assuming you're registered.

  • me06/05/2010 at 20:31

    Wait - there's an election today?!

    yup, we've just elected rob smedley as the moral voice of f1.

  • RG06/05/2010 at 20:32

    yup, we've just elected rob smedley as the moral voice of f1.

    Sadly, Harry Redknapp didn't appear to be on the election forms.

    #footballrelatedjoke

  • Janna06/05/2010 at 20:34

    The only voting we can talk about today: http://smarter...-fast-lane-ii-part-6/

    Don't forget to vote ;)

  • 4chords06/05/2010 at 20:34

    All done - sorry last comment was tongue in cheek. Just trying out Sky News HD - they were just down the road in Exeter and Torbay. Bizarrely, the Exeter vote counters get sweets!

  • me06/05/2010 at 20:34

    The only voting we can talk about today: http://smarter...-fast-lane-ii-part-6/

    Don't forget to vote ;)

    (hearts)

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 20:34

    Don't forget to vote.... for your choice of drivers

    http://toomuchracing.com/2010/05/04/tmr-game-week-15/

    #weakplug

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 20:35

    All done - sorry last comment was tongue in cheek. Just trying out Sky News HD - they were just down the road in Exeter and Torbay. Bizarrely, the Exeter vote counters get sweets!

    Aha another South West Sidepodder :)

  • lou06/05/2010 at 20:36

    oooohhhh mmyyyyy goddddd!!!!! my dad just insisting on printing a 45 page email/document ..... gggaaaahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Turkey Machine06/05/2010 at 20:36

    oooohhhh mmyyyyy goddddd!!!!! my dad just insisting on printing a 45 page email/document ..... gggaaaahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!

    No laser?

  • Turkey Machine06/05/2010 at 20:37

    Am wrestling with a satellite dish, indoors, trying to stop Outnumbered breaking up. Still funny! :D

  • lou06/05/2010 at 20:38

    No laser?

    laser?

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 20:38

    Am wrestling with a satellite dish, indoors, trying to stop Outnumbered breaking up. Still funny! :D

    Fabulous program

  • RG06/05/2010 at 20:38

    Am wrestling with a satellite dish, indoors, trying to stop Outnumbered breaking up. Still funny! :D

    It so is.

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 20:38

    laser?

    Laser printer. Way faster than inkjet

  • me06/05/2010 at 20:38

    Am wrestling with a satellite dish, indoors, trying to stop Outnumbered breaking up. Still funny! :D

    could the problem be that they're generally installed outside?

  • lou06/05/2010 at 20:39

    Laser printer. Way faster than inkjet

    if we could afford one that would be great. it's the waste of paper and my precious ink that gets me.

  • Turkey Machine06/05/2010 at 20:39

    It so is.

    I now have the dish balanced precariously on a chair with boxes, placed towards the window, trying desperately to concentrate. Took me ages to find the signal!

  • Turkey Machine06/05/2010 at 20:39

    if we could afford one that would be great. it's the waste of paper and my precious ink that gets me.

    Ask if your school is replacing one of their printers. My brother got his out of a school skip.

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 20:40

    if we could afford one that would be great. it's the waste of paper and my precious ink that gets me.

    Tell him to get his own printer

  • lou06/05/2010 at 20:40

    Ask if your school is replacing one of their printers. My brother got his out of a school skip.

    ergh! i'm not using one of those.. they suck... plus they only do black and white.. and are ancient.

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 20:41

    if we could afford one that would be great. it's the waste of paper and my precious ink that gets me.

    They are nowhere near as expensive as you think

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/samsung-ml-1640-monochrome-laser-printer-00854205-pdt.html

  • Andy Taylor06/05/2010 at 20:44

    ergh! i'm not using one of those.. they suck... plus they only do black and white.. and are ancient.

    Laser printers are perfect for printing 45 page emails though.

    Personally I'd forget home printing of photographs and use a professional printing service instead. It can work out a lot cheaper :)

  • me06/05/2010 at 20:45

    Personally I'd forget home printing of photographs and use a professional printing service instead. It can work out a lot cheaper :)

    seconded.

  • Andy Taylor06/05/2010 at 20:46

    Oh and good evening everyone. Today is another Star Wars related day - Revenge of the 6th.

  • me06/05/2010 at 20:48

    Oh and good evening everyone. Today is another Star Wars related day - Revenge of the 6th.

    you can't get away with that, it happens every month :)

  • lou06/05/2010 at 20:50

    Personally I'd forget home printing of photographs and use a professional printing service instead. It can work out a lot cheaper :)

    but with professional printing services you are rather limited with sizes... we don't need a printer, we just need to get my dad to stop printing emails :D

  • Turkey Machine06/05/2010 at 20:54

    but with professional printing services you are rather limited with sizes... we don't need a printer, we just need to get my dad to stop printing emails :D

    Has he heard of this thing called "reading on screen"?

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 20:55

    Wha..?

    The FIA is to be asked to consider introducing a one-off split qualifying session for next weekend's Monaco Grand Prix because of fears about traffic problems at the street event.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/83341

  • me06/05/2010 at 20:55

    but with professional printing services you are rather limited with sizes... we don't need a printer, we just need to get my dad to stop printing emails :D

    at the moment you have the worst of all worlds.

    - your dad is clearly mad

    - you have an inkjet printer, which is expensive

    - you have a colour inkjet printer, which is insanely expensive

    your dad needs a laser printer (because that's easier than changer your dad), and you need to try it :)

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 20:56

    Has he heard of this thing called "reading on screen"?

    I think for a 45 page document printing it makes sense but not for normal e-mails

  • me06/05/2010 at 20:56

    The FIA is to be asked to consider introducing a one-off split qualifying session for next weekend's Monaco Grand Prix because of fears about traffic problems at the street event.

    blame senna

  • Turkey Machine06/05/2010 at 20:56

    your dad needs a laser printer (because that's easier than changer your dad), and you need to try it :)

    I sense a birthday present coming on.... :D

  • Turkey Machine06/05/2010 at 20:56

    blame senna

    Which one?

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 20:56

    blame senna

    BRUNO!! *shakes fist*

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 20:56

    The FIA is to be asked to consider introducing a one-off split qualifying session for next weekend's Monaco Grand Prix because of fears about traffic problems at the street event.

    Load of nonsense. Absolutley no need for it.

  • Turkey Machine06/05/2010 at 20:57

    BRUNO!! *shakes fist*

    Love it. :D

  • Turkey Machine06/05/2010 at 20:58

    Hahaha, watching Election 2010, Jeremy Vine reckons Waveney is the most difficult seat to win. *hearts*

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 21:00

    your dad needs a laser printer (because that's easier than changer your dad), and you need to try it :)

    He can get a colour laser printer for about £100

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/samsung-clp315-colour-laser-printer-00852633-pdt.html

  • 4chords06/05/2010 at 21:01

    And so, the public vote has closed. It's time to play Who Wants to be a Prime Minister!

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 21:01

    There are some shocking puns in tomorrow's daily. I apologise in advance.

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 21:02

    There are some shocking puns in tomorrow's daily. I apologise in advance.

    You should never apologise for shocking puns. Alex is on holiday this weekend so someone has to pun

  • Turkey Machine06/05/2010 at 21:02

    Hahaha, watching Election 2010, Jeremy Vine reckons Waveney is the most difficult seat to win. *hearts*

    I should add, Waveney is my home area. ROCK ON LOWESTOFT!!! :D

  • Andy Taylor06/05/2010 at 21:02

    He can get a colour laser printer for about £100

    Always check the running costs though.

  • Christine06/05/2010 at 21:02

    No politics please, people.

  • Andy Taylor06/05/2010 at 21:03

    No politics please, people.

    You know what the problem with elections is?

    You always end up with a Government.

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 21:03

    Always check the running costs though.

    Absolutely but if he is printing out 45 page e-mails on an inkjet it is not going to take long for any laser to be cheaper

  • Jordan F106/05/2010 at 21:04

    Steven Roy said There are some shocking puns in tomorrow's daily. I apologise in advance.

    You should never apologise for shocking puns. Alex is on holiday this weekend so someone has to pun

    Steven:

    You make it sound like Alex's motto is:

    "Have pun, will travel".....

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 21:04

    You make it sound like Alex's motto is:

    "Have pun, will travel".....

    I think he has a few mottos and that is definitely one of them

  • Turkey Machine06/05/2010 at 21:06

    No politics please, people.

    Sorry. Not allowed to big up my town? Can I big up Rockall instead?

  • Jordan F106/05/2010 at 21:07

    So has everyone here made their chances to their seats, yet? I do not mean the British Election, I mean your Fantasy F1 teams?....

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 21:07

    So has everyone here made their chances to their seats, yet? I do not mean the British Election, I mean your Fantasy F1 teams?....

    I am going to wait until I have seen some practise before I forget to make changes

  • Turkey Machine06/05/2010 at 21:08

    Just found this great quote.

    SMOKERS. Buy inflatable furniture. If you fall asleep whilst smoking, your ciggie will burn a hole in it and the escaping air will put it out.

  • RG06/05/2010 at 21:08

    So has everyone here made their chances to their seats, yet? I do not mean the British Election, I mean your Fantasy F1 teams?....

    I've given up on it. I'm doing worse this year than I've done before. I'm miles behind Mr C its just scary.

  • Turkey Machine06/05/2010 at 21:08

    I am going to wait until I have seen some practise before I forget to make changes

    :D

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 21:08

    SMOKERS. Buy inflatable furniture. If you fall asleep whilst smoking, your ciggie will burn a hole in it and the escaping air will put it out.

    :D

  • Jordan F106/05/2010 at 21:15

    Turkey Machine said Just found this great quote.

    SMOKERS. Buy inflatable furniture. If you fall asleep whilst smoking, your ciggie will burn a hole in it and the escaping air will put it out.

    That's about as bad as me advising my "dippy" female friend to drill a hole in the bottom of her boat at the bow so that the leaking water could drain out....

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 21:16

    #sidepodspace

    NASA has completed its flight readiness review and everything is set for the launch on 14th May at 2pm Eastern/7pm UK.

    In shock NASA news the last two shuttle flights will now go in numerical order. We may even get an additional flight to ship a load of supplies to the ISS after the last scheduled mission.

  • Turkey Machine06/05/2010 at 21:19

    That's about as bad as me advising my "dippy" female friend to drill a hole in the bottom of her boat at the bow so that the leaking water could drain out....

    Please tell me she did. Unfortunately that's selective breeding.

  • Jordan F106/05/2010 at 21:23

    Turkey Machine said That's about as bad as me advising my "dippy" female friend to drill a hole in the bottom of her boat at the bow so that the leaking water could drain out....

    Please tell me she did. Unfortunately that's selective breeding.

    Sadly, her elder sister did not share my interest in "discovering" a virgin wreck dive site.......

  • Turkey Machine06/05/2010 at 21:24

    Sadly, her elder sister did not share my interest in "discovering" a virgin wreck dive site.......

    Shame....

    Right, have to head to bed. Mate's persuaded me it's a good idea to run at 6am. Night everyone, and remember: vote Sidepodcast!!! :D

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 21:25

    Right, have to head to bed. Mate's persuaded me it's a good idea to run at 6am. Night everyone, and remember: vote Sidepodcast!!! :D

    Night. I remember when I used to run at that time of day. Would never do it now

  • Dan Brunell06/05/2010 at 22:00

    Evening everyone.

    Had to turn off twitter because of too much election stuff on it.Now I know the annoyance everyone in the world feels when everyone overblows our (U.S.) elections.

    #SorryWorld

    SMOKERS. Buy inflatable furniture. If you fall asleep whilst smoking, your ciggie will burn a hole in it and the escaping air will put it out.

    Either that or stoke the flames.

  • me06/05/2010 at 22:06

    Had to turn off twitter because of too much election stuff on it.Now I know the annoyance everyone in the world feels when everyone overblows our (U.S.) elections.

    spc is an election free zone :)

    how's tricks sir?

  • RubberGoat06/05/2010 at 22:08

    spc is an election free zone :)

    I vote for sleep ;)

    Good night!

  • me06/05/2010 at 22:08

    I vote for sleep ;)

    so soon? :(

    night chap

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 22:08

    Had to turn off twitter because of too much election stuff on it.Now I know the annoyance everyone in the world feels when everyone overblows our (U.S.) elections.

    I make no apology for flooding one of my feeds with it. Our most important day in 13 years.

  • Dan Brunell06/05/2010 at 22:09

    spc is an election free zone :)

    Thank (sidepod)god.

    how's tricks sir?

    I'm still trying to mast the rabbit out of the hat thing but I am getting the hang of finding the random card in the deck thing.

  • Pat W06/05/2010 at 22:09

    Good night!

    See ya

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 22:09

    Hi Dan / Night Gavin

  • me06/05/2010 at 22:09

    how's tricks sir?

    I'm still trying to mast the rabbit out of the hat thing but I am getting the hang of finding the random card in the deck thing.

    ha!

  • Dan Brunell06/05/2010 at 22:13

    Speaking of tricks, how about that "trick" inlet that Brawn designed. Cheeky. I don't know how the air flow works with that thing, I could see it causing more problems then it solves.

  • me06/05/2010 at 22:14

    Speaking of tricks, how about that "trick" inlet that Brawn designed. Cheeky. I don't know how the air flow works with that thing, I could see it causing more problems then it solves.

    the roll hoop? it's certainly a break from the norm.

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 22:15

    Speaking of tricks, how about that "trick" inlet that Brawn designed. Cheeky. I don't know how the air flow works with that thing, I could see it causing more problems then it solves.

    What#s he done? I haven't seen about it

  • Dan Brunell06/05/2010 at 22:16

    What#s he done? I haven't seen about it

    Here you go.

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 22:18

    Here you go.

    Blimey!

    The back of the Mercedes looks even wierder now :)

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 22:18

    What#s he done? I haven't seen about it

    Here you go.

    I have no idea why he has done that

  • Dan Brunell06/05/2010 at 22:19

    This is me the amateur aerodynamicist talking here, but on fast corners, I could see a problem with air flow disruptions from wind buffering causing a break up in the air flow. How did they solve that?

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 22:20

    This is me the amateur aerodynamicist talking here, but on fast corners, I could see a problem with air flow disruptions from wind buffering causing a break up in the air flow. How did they solve that?

    They look lower than normal so that should mean more interference from the driver's head

  • me06/05/2010 at 22:22

    This is me the amateur aerodynamicist talking here, but on fast corners, I could see a problem with air flow disruptions from wind buffering causing a break up in the air flow. How did they solve that?

    schumi did a secret test last week, so i guess all is okay?

  • Dan Brunell06/05/2010 at 22:22

    They look lower than normal so that should mean more interference from the driver's head

    Better view.

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 22:23

    schumi did a secret test last week, so i guess all is okay?

    A straight line test?

  • me06/05/2010 at 22:23

    i see ferrari have solved the problem of having too many drivers at last:

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13250084

  • me06/05/2010 at 22:23

    schumi did a secret test last week, so i guess all is okay?

    A straight line test?

    no. round and round rockingham.

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 22:23
  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 22:24

    no. round and round rockingham.

    How is that allowed?

  • me06/05/2010 at 22:24

    Oh my goodness

    also, force india put their motorhome together all wrong:

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13250059

  • Dan Brunell06/05/2010 at 22:24

    i see ferrari have solved the problem of having too many drivers at last:

    Ferrari minivan?

    Why haven't they thought of THAT before?

  • me06/05/2010 at 22:25

    no. round and round rockingham.

    How is that allowed?

    no one is quite sure. it may have been speed limited, but it's called a promotional filming day. normally they happen before the season though.

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 22:25

    also, force india put their motorhome together all wrong:

    I'm not sure which way to angle my head

  • Dan Brunell06/05/2010 at 22:25

    also, force india put their motorhome together all wrong:

    It must be set up for a quick breakdown in case those coach bill collectors come back.

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 22:27
  • me06/05/2010 at 22:27
  • lou06/05/2010 at 22:28

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13250076

    hehehehe old school photography!! :D

  • Lukeh06/05/2010 at 22:29

    Lotus motorhome is soooo cute

    http://www.autosport.com/gallery/photo.php/id/13250051

  • Dan Brunell06/05/2010 at 22:29

    Another view of the force india motorhome

    Reminds me of an old art school job. I love the painting or sculpture done by Dali and Picasso, but I wouldn't step foot in a building designed by them.

  • Dan Brunell06/05/2010 at 22:32

    hehehehe old school photography!! :D

    That's nothing. I want to see a 11 x 14 on a wooden rail with glass plates and a giant pan full of magnesium flash powder.

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 22:35

    hehehehe old school photography!! :D

    That's nothing. I want to see a 11 x 14 on a wooden rail with glass plates and a giant pan full of magnesium flash powder.

    I worked in the Ukraine just after the end of communism and the photo for my security pass was taken on a camera way older than the one in the picture. The photographer lined it up and removed the lens cap for 3 seconds to take the photo. The quality was really good considering.

  • Dan Brunell06/05/2010 at 22:41

    I worked in the Ukraine just after the end of communism and the photo for my security pass was taken on a camera way older than the one in the picture. The photographer lined it up and removed the lens cap for 3 seconds to take the photo. The quality was really good considering.

    It's surprising what some of those old cameras can do. I did my entire Bachelors of Fine Arts project with a Seneca Falls box camera from 1873 that my grandfather had lying around the house. The quality was rather amazing.

    I felt I sold out a bit when I upgraded to a SpeedGraflex from the late 1940's. Then I upgraded to an FM2, then finally to a digital.

    I love the ease of digital, but I really, really, really miss working with film.

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 22:43

    It's surprising what some of those old cameras can do. I did my entire Bachelors of Fine Arts project with a Seneca Falls box camera from 1873 that my grandfather had lying around the house. The quality was rather amazing.

    How do you get film for something that age?

  • Dan Brunell06/05/2010 at 22:49

    How do you get film for something that age?

    The camera took old 3 3/4 x 4 1/2 tin-type film. Basically, it was a plate of tin covered in the silver gelatin.

    What I did was take a bit of wood and velvet padding to the box camera till it fit a standard, modern 4x5 film back. The image was a bit off (fuzzy and dark on the bottom of the photos) but it worked great.

  • Dan Brunell06/05/2010 at 22:50

    What I did was take a bit of wood and velvet padding to the box camera till it fit a standard, modern 4x5 film back. The image was a bit off (fuzzy and dark on the bottom of the photos) but it worked great.

    I tried making my own tin film but that turned out to be a disaster.

  • Alison06/05/2010 at 22:52

    Is Thursday nearly over? Thursdays suck.

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 22:52

    What I did was take a bit of wood and velvet padding to the box camera till it fit a standard, modern 4x5 film back. The image was a bit off (fuzzy and dark on the bottom of the photos) but it worked great.

    I tried making my own tin film but that turned out to be a disaster.

    Sounds like a lot of work but I guess it was worth it if you got the results you wanted.

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 22:52

    Is Thursday nearly over? Thursdays suck.

    Very nearly

  • Dan Brunell06/05/2010 at 22:53

    Sounds like a lot of work but I guess it was worth it if you got the results you wanted.

    Let's just say plate of tin with sharp corners + photographic fixer bath + dark room + non protected hand = disaster and a lot of pain.

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 22:54

    Let's just say plate of tin with sharp corners + photographic fixer bath + dark room + non protected hand = disaster and a lot of pain.

    I know the feeling of handling chemicals with cuts in your hand.

  • Dan Brunell06/05/2010 at 22:56

    Is Thursday nearly over? Thursdays suck.

    Almost there. You only have a few minutes...

  • lou06/05/2010 at 23:01

    how is it midnight already?!

  • Dan Brunell06/05/2010 at 23:02

    I know the feeling of handling chemicals with cuts in your hand.

    That one of my complaints of photography today. There is no danger. No excitement. No need for a gas mask while you are processing a sepia tone print. The thing has gotten soft. Sort of like F1. ;)

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 23:02

    how is it midnight already?!

    See women are confusing. Alison is asking how it is not midnight and you are asking how it is.

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 23:02

    That one of my complaints of photography today. There is no danger. No excitement. No need for a gas mask while you are processing a sepia tone print. The thing has gotten soft. Sort of like F1. ;)

    :D

  • paul06/05/2010 at 23:03

    That one of my complaints of photography today. There is no danger. No excitement. No need for a gas mask while you are processing a sepia tone print. The thing has gotten soft. Sort of like F1. ;)

    On the plus side, we have so many more photos of cats playing pianos and the like.

  • Alison06/05/2010 at 23:03

    See women are confusing. Alison is asking how it is not midnight and you are asking how it is.

    I've had a really horrible day.

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 23:04

    I've had a really horrible day.

    What's did Nick do?

  • lou06/05/2010 at 23:04

    It's surprising what some of those old cameras can do. I did my entire Bachelors of Fine Arts project with a Seneca Falls box camera from 1873 that my grandfather had lying around the house. The quality was rather amazing.

    wow!!!!!

    i haven't been able to develop any films for a few years and i really miss the working with SLR cameras and developing it myself. The smell of a dark room is one of my favourite smells ever! Can't wait to have a go again next year :)

  • lou06/05/2010 at 23:05

    See women are confusing. Alison is asking how it is not midnight and you are asking how it is.

    i've been sewing f1 cars alllllll day.... i look up and suddenly it's midnight, i thought it was 10pm, it was a bit of a shock. productive day though.

  • lou06/05/2010 at 23:05

    I've had a really horrible day.

    awww no! *hugs for alison*

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 23:07

    i've been sewing f1 cars alllllll day.... i look up and suddenly it's midnight, i thought it was 10pm, it was a bit of a shock. productive day though.

    I thought you had finished that piece

  • lou06/05/2010 at 23:08

    I thought you had finished that piece

    i finished the final piece (in my exam) but we have till monday to finish our sketch books, so am just finishing up bits and bobs trying to make sure i secure the grade i need.

  • paul06/05/2010 at 23:09

    i finished the final piece (in my exam) but we have till monday to finish our sketch books, so am just finishing up bits and bobs trying to make sure i secure the grade i need.

    A pass. I always liked to secure a pass.

  • Steven Roy06/05/2010 at 23:10

    i finished the final piece (in my exam) but we have till monday to finish our sketch books, so am just finishing up bits and bobs trying to make sure i secure the grade i need.

    Good luck with that

  • lou06/05/2010 at 23:11

    A pass. I always liked to secure a pass.

    hehehe my exam book needs to be a high A to make sure i have a good chance at getting the A i need for uni.. :)

  • lou06/05/2010 at 23:11

    Good luck with that

    thank you?..

  • paul06/05/2010 at 23:12

    hehehe my exam book needs to be a high A to make sure i have a good chance at getting the A i need for uni.. :)

    Best of luck. Sounds like you are putting in the work.

  • lou06/05/2010 at 23:14

    Best of luck. Sounds like you are putting in the work.

    thanks, i'm enjoying it actually :) much better than boring non f1 related textiles ;)